Assumpta has happily reunited with her grandparents, something they thought was impossible.
Baby Assumpta at home in kinship care
Assumpta was admitted at the age of nine months to the Kinyarugonjo Children’s Home, in Hoima, Uganda, after being abandoned by her mother to her mother’s aged and disabled grandparents. The grandparents were already struggling to care for orphaned twin boys, Assumpta’s cousins.
Social workers tried to locate Assumpta’s mother but were unsuccessful, and Assumpta’s father was deceased. So they worked with the grandparents and focused on what was needed for the grandparents to bring Assumpta into the family with her cousins.
The grandparents and social workers addressed issues such as adequate housing, income, and support for the children’s education. Ongoing support is provided to the family to ensure that Assumpta and her cousins thrive in an environment of love, safety, and support.