Every Monday morning I go to Clinica Infantil Santa Ana where I cuddle, play and feed babies and small children who are patients at the clinic but who don't have parents. In some cases, once they are stabilized, they will be put up for adoption. Most parents come each day to be with their children (and many travel long distances), and are provided with parenting classes. Many of these parents are children too and the problem of young parents is evident.
|I have to wear a uniform at the clinic where I have been warmly welcomed by staff and parents|
I am lucky to be teamed up with a wonderful retired woman, Gloria, who speaks excellent English and translates when my Spanish fails me. Fortunately the children don't mind that I don't speak Spanish very well -- hugs are the same in any language!