Thank God they are no longer experiencing the horrors of orphanage life and instead are living happily in families of their own. For children in institutional care, there are many options to find permanency. We believe the first option (if child protection issues are not an issue) is resettlement with the birth family and the final option should be international adoption. These two children found permanency through these two routes and are now both happily living in a family.
Davin was resettled back with this father in May 2011. He is continuing to blossom and bloom and recover from the ordeal of being separated unnecessarily from his father for 8 months and the nightmare he experienced whilst living in the babies home.
Leah had no known family and she was living in an orphanage that only focused on either holding onto the children until they aged out at 16 or on international adoption solutions. In October 2010 Deb internationally adopted Leah (due to her age and medical needs it would have been very difficult to have found her a domestic solution). Leah is now adjusting well to family life with her mum and two brothers and getting the medical help she needs.
Many roads lead to Rome.