A Mother's Love Know's No Distinctions Between "Biological Love" or "Foster Love"

An intangible loss, the story of Dora and Baby J, a story of pure love and unimaginable grief.
Dora and Baby J
Dora and Baby J
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - May 6, 2022 - PRLog -- A great deal has been written about the grief of losing a biological child. However in much of the developing world, where in 2020 according to UNICEF (United Nation's Children's Emergency Fund), 5.0 million children under the age of 5 years died. Translated, 13,800 children under the age of five died every single day in 2020. Many of these children were in the care of loving foster homes and non-governmental agencies.

In Sierra Leone, less than one month ago, on April 17th, 2022, Easter Sunday, a loving foster mother lost her young son. Dora legally became a foster mother to Baby J through the All For One Foundation's Childhood Prosperity Center in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In the year they spent together, Dora met his every need and gave him a wonderful sense of security and unconditional love. She treated him as her own, and effortlessly and naturally made him feel at home.

Baby J, like so many children in Sub-Saharan Africa had a very difficult beginning in life suffering from severe malnutrition and complicated respiratory issues. Katie Milazzo, Director of the CPC, has said that Baby J's passing has left the All for One Community in mourning, but that staff and counselors are working with Dora as she struggles with the unbearable grief of losing a child.

Per UNICEF, the global under-five mortality rate declined by 61 per cent, from 93 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 37 in 2020. While this is considerable progress, improving child survival must remain a matter of urgent global concern.

This Mother's Day, as we celebrate all Mother's everywhere, All For One Foundation extends our deepest sympathy to Dora and our gratitude to all mother's who find it in their hearts to love children with no distinctions between "biological love", "adoptive love" or "foster love".

Jeff Levitan / Founder
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