CHILDREN SHOULD GET MORE OUT OF LIFE THAN SIMPLY SURVIVING
Marcia was barely one day old when she was left at the hospital by her terrified teenage mother.
This is a daily occurrence in the Ethiopian city of Jimma, where a large youth population, high poverty rates, and cultural taboos against having children outside of marriage mean that dozens of babies are abandoned every week.
The future could have been bleak for little Marcia. But thanks to a new SOS intiative to help the Ethiopian government find good adoptive and foster families for children who have lost their families she has found a new home with loving new parents, Maza and Adebe. Now three years old, Marcia is thriving in her new family.
Marcia’s story doesn’t end here. It is just the beginning.
By signing up to PROGRESS, you can follow the rest of Marcia’s story, and your donations will be used to help many other children like her.
SOS Children’s Villages UK is part of a global federation, working in 129 countries. We have 70 years of experience and have helped over 4 million children around the world.
SOS Children’s Villages changes children’s names to protect their privacy.