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Minodora’s first visitors


A happy family reunion

Part of the philosophy at St Andrew’s is its emphasis  on celebrating progress,  in its  incredibly close-knit family, the first steps made towards rehabilitation, re-connecting with family members and celebrating  memorable days and birthdays in a wonderful, safe and comfortable atmosphere.

The multidisciplinary care team make considerable efforts to contact the children’s families, Mums and Dads, siblings, Grans’ and Grandpas even cousins to bring them together as such reunions build strong bonds and ensure a balanced family-like environment conducive to their child’s well-being. Sometimes, things do not turn out as planned and they team are not able to bring families together but they strive to be the best for the children, until a happier day arrive. We are proud of the  staff since they take their roles seriously, they get involved and are hands-on and usually become the children’s foster parents, friends, confidantes, supporters during rehabilitation and various physiotherapy, speech, or occupational sessions. They offer unconditional support and affection to little ones who need it the most.

The team feel incredibly fortunate to be able to report positive scenarios, just like this week. They were surprised to welcome one of our children’s relatives visiting for the first time. From a legal standing point, the child doesn’t have an established paternity but with the help of local authorities’ representatives, they were able to contact maternal family members. Thus, Minodora Grozavu’s Gran and Aunt dropped into the centre to meet their granddaughter for the first time and to spend some quality time with her. Minodora is the latest addition to St Andrew’s extended family and she is extremely welcome. Minodora’s relatives explained an incredible story of perseverance, as they were initially unable able to locate the child, however they never gave up and continued to make inquiries at various similar facilities and centres until they found Minodora’s whereabouts; so this reunion was extremely emotional and offered very moving and unforgettable moments. The social work team are sure Minodora’s family will continue to visit her and couldn’t be happier for our young lady. Looking forward to future visits and quality time that will help with her rehabilitation.


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