At 5 years old, Marco is small, but strong.
He is learning Spanish quickly and sticks to his older sister,
Soraida. Like glue.
Soraida (7) is very soft spoken
and sweet. She is going to school for the first time
and doing very well. Her and her brother,Marco, came from a
mountain village. They were brought to us by their 18 year
old brother, who had been caring for them since their mother
died giving birth to a sister three years ago. Their brother
couldn't find work and couldn't support them any longer.
Their transition into our home was the most difficult we have
seen in any of our children. They cried for days and kept trying
to leave. The other children kept asking "Ma Ma Kia, why
are they crying?" It was just hard for the other children
to imagine why they were so sad. All the kids have helped them
to adjust and have shown them lots of love. The sadness and
confusion only lasted a few days and now they are laughing,
feeling comfortable and having fun.