It’s World Down Syndrome Day and we couldn’t let it pass without highlighting our precious girl Noel. Noel is a sassy bundle of fun, an even brighter light shining her joy in our Gem home. We are so thankful she is a Gem! #NothingDownAboutIt #TheGemFoundation
In August of 2014 Jackson was transferred into our home. He has brought us such love and joy. We believe that caring for each treasure is a privilege wether they be reunited with their family, with our home for a short season or with us longterm. Every Gem deserves a safe, protected and loving home. Jackson came into our home as a tiny one with several mild special needs. He is gentle, kind and loves to be held and cuddled. He quickly stole our nannies’ hearts. When Jackson first came into the care of another children’s home it was because the situation with his biological mom was not good. Later on his biological mom passed away. Soon after, Jackson was transferred to The Gem Foundation to better care for his many special needs. At The Gem Foundation – we do diligent investigations into a child’s background to trace and see whether a relative may be known that would be able to care for them. We know a family is the best place for a child to grow and thrive. Sometime ago we were approched by Jackson’s biological Grandma. She inquired,along with his uncle, if she would be allowed to care for him.Jackson has grown through love, care and therapy and we were overjoyed that his family had come forward and not only accepted him with his special needs but they love Jackson, and they longed for the day he would be able to come home to them. It is with great joy and happiness we share with you that after many assessments and careful months of preperation and planning Jackson has left our home here at The Gem Foundation and been resettled with his Grandmother. He is surrounded by relatives and family who truly love and care for him. Praise Jesus for the great things He has done! There is no greater joy than seeing Jackson thrive in his family and in life! We had the incredible opportunity to travel there for his welcoming home party. It seemed as if the whole village attended the celebration! There were speeches, a bonfire, lots of delicious food and so many hugs! God has been so faithful and we are so excited to continue to watch our precious Jackson thrive. He will always be one of our Gems and although tears were shed and we miss him – we rejoice seeing him in his family where he belongs! Please know we will continue to support and be there for Jackson’s family as he grows. We share this story with you with great joy!