Thursday, December 27, 2012

Rest in Peace baby Waldina

We took care of her for two weeks only.  Waldina died on the 26th December having been admitted at Kenyatta hospital for one day.  She was born pre-term and had a very low birth weight.  She was diagnosed with Menengitis on the Christmas day.  Rest in peace baby Waldina.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Xnas Celebrations at Happylife - 2012

Ate danced and made merry!!!! thank God for the 10 years.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Baby Tai

Over the years, I have noted that there are so many children abandoned between the months of  October to December; I can explain the reason why but I can only speculate.  My guess may not be true but I always think that some young girls who could be the mothers of these young ones would want to have a "good time" without the burden of taking care of their babies during the holidays, strange guess...... What could be the reason? I have no one to answer.  Tai has just been admitted today the 13th of December having been abandoned at the Githurai open air market early this morning. He is about 2 months old.   Once we admit these children, we usually bathe them before feeding them and giving them a bed.  From his face, Tai did not really enjoy the water but after he was fed, he looked calm and peaceful.  Welcome baby Tai.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Recently admitted children Dedication prayers today

Just admitted a one day old baby Waldina


Waldina was born on the night of 10th December 2012 in a small hospital in Githurai area in Nairobi.  Her mother then disappeared and left her at the hospital.  However, young Waldina has a home in HLCH where she will be loved and where she will belong. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

3 Infants Admitted


Edward was born on 4th December 2012 by an unknown mother and abandoned the same day at Makongeni within Thika.  The baby was rescued by a Good Samaritan who tied the umbilical cord since it was still attached to the placenta and tied it with a string.  She reported the matter to the police who later took the child to Thika hospital.


Micah was born pre-term on 10th October 2012 with a low birth weight of 1.5 kg.  He was later abandoned by his mother on 24th October 2012 at the new born unit where he had been admitted


Jewel was born on 23rd October 2012 at Thika hospital.  He was admmitted at the new born unit soon after delivery due to moderate asphyxia.  The mother later abandoned her on 4th November 2012.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Graham has a new family ( A dad and a Mum)

I cannot imagine Happylife children's home without Gramo!!!! Graham was admitted at HLCH when he was one month old. His early days were very challenging since he was in and out of hospital but later he recovered and he is one of those healthy jovial children.  Those who have met him naturally falls in love with him, always happy and he loves dancing.  "Gramo" as we call him has a new family!!! He will be celebrating his eighth birthday in January; this time not at Happylife but with his mami and daddy.  He had such a faith that his mum and dad will be coming and he constantly talked and prayed about it, and the day has come.  We are happy for him but we are sad to see him leave.  We love you Graham and you will always be a part of our lives.  God bless Gramo and his new family.


Monday, December 3, 2012

14 children recently admitted.










Precious Fortunas - D.O.B: 17th July 2012


Manuel - D.O.B: 30th September 2012



Rosemary Kamau

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Judy and Abraham are now Brother and Sister

Judy and Abraham will remain to be a sister and a brother having been adopted in one family. God's plans are the best; they only have an age difference of one day.  Thanks be to God who knows all things and has a good plan for these children.  God bless these two and their parents. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

New admissions

Baby Amari
 Amari was born on 27th July 2012.  The mother had been admitted at Kenyatta national hospital where she left the baby on 5th August 2012. He stayed at the hospital for two months and then placed at HLCH.  The phone number his mother had left at the hospital doesn't go through. 

Baby Diego
Diego was born on 5th June 2012 at Mama Lucy Kibaki hospital and his mother abandoned him on 8th June 2012. The child's mother left her phone number and she was called on several occasion but refused to go to the hospital.  A certain man who claimed to be the father of the child visited the child severally and is following a case at the court seeking custody of the child.

Baby Jemimah

   Jemimah was born on 24th October 2012 and her mother gave her up for adoption.

Baby Joanna
Joanna was found abandoned on 26th October around 6 am.  According to the police reports, the baby had been wrapped in polythene papers and a Marvin hat.  The baby appeared sick and very dirty which could be due to exposure to the cold weather through the night.  Joanna is approximately 5 months old.  


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Shana and Malaika with their new families

Malaika, her mama and dad

Shana and her new family

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Meshack has a new Family

God has a plan for every child who gets to HLCH.  For Meshack, the time to get a mama and a dad has come.  what a resemblance between him and mummy? This boy loves attention and he has all of it now; undivided but all for him .  God bless Meshack and bring joy and blessings into his family.


Jeneo and Sophie admitted at HLCH

Jeneo - 2 years old

Sophie - 3 months old

Monday, August 27, 2012

Patience and Linda adopted

 Patience and her new mama

Linda and her Mum

Its not easy to believe that Patience is not at Happylife now. It took us a long time to get her legal documents so as to be released for adoption.  Going to the police several times, the children's department and finally we got them!!!  At times we may not know the plans God has in store even when we struggle here and there for these children.  About two months after we got her papers, she now has a new Mama!! What a joy both for Patience and her Mum!! Finally, we had to say bye bye to our beloved Patience.... we miss her already.  God bless you 'Pepe' and her new family.  

After Linda was admitted at HLCH, she became very sick and was admitted for a long time at Kenyatta National hospital.  I remember the joy we had when finally she was released from the hospital having recovered completely since all this time she had been put on oxygen;  it was a Miracle!.  Linda is a happy girl and she has never been sick again since.  Now she leaves happylife with her new Mama.  We will miss her especially mum Margaret who was so close to her and who stayed with her at the hospital for all the time.  Baraka kwa Linda and her new Family.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Baby Enoch

Enoch is about 4 months old.  His mother left him in the care of another claiming that she had gone for a short call at a nearby toilet but she never turned back.  Enoch is a happy child and he now has a home and a family at Happylife Children's Home. 


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Two babies admitted - Jayson and Leanne


Jayson was found outside a house that was under construction.  The Good Samaritan who rescued him stayed with him for three months after reporting to the area chief's  office.  The chief adviced her to stay with the child may be the parents would come looking for him.  She was later referred to Kasarani children's office who brought Jayson to Happylife.  He is about 2 1/2 years old.  

Leanne was born on 1st August 2012.  Her mum who was sickly gave her up for adoption through the child welfare society of Kenya and then placed at HLCH.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Stella and Ruben admitted



Stella was found abandoned in a coffee plantation in Kiambu.  She was very malnourished.  she was taken to Kiambu district hospital where she was admitted for about 3 weeks.  Stella is a bit withdrawn but she is getting better and recovering.  Stella is approximately one year old.

Reuben  was born preterm with a very low birth weight.  His mother gave birth to twins but one child passed away.  The mother who was believed to be from Tanzania later absconded from hospital living Reuben behind.  He still has a low weight but he has improved.