In Romania, for years, there has been a (professional) figure of the maternal assistant or of a person who is willing to welcome one or more children into their family.
Accomodation is the most delicate phase of the project since it is in it that the first nucleus of the future relationship between mother (maternal assistant) and child is created.
The inclusion in the family is carefully monitored by the staff of Children in Emergency with recurring visits and psychological assessments of the child.
About a thousand children are abandoned every year by HIV-positive mothers. They have an average 80% chance of developing HIV.
How to become a foster parent
Here is the story of Nicoleta, one of our special Mothers, who in 2013 welcomed Mirela, one of our babies abandoned at birth, into her family.