Those who have been beside our children for years can best describe how Adoptions from the Heart works and what it changes in the lives of the participants of this extraordinary project. Below is a message from Kasia Stęgowska, who, apart from being involved in our foundation’s project, had a chance to visit Kasisi and see how many smiles it brings to the kids’ faces every day.
“I found out about the Adoptions from the Heart project a few years ago when I started following the work of the foundation and I loved it from the very beginning. I was lucky enough to be able to go to Kasisi in 2016 as a volunteer and meet my adoptive son, who was 8 months old at the time, as well as become his godmother and support him after my return to Poland and during subsequent trips to Kasisi.
The stories of the Kasisi children are unique, very often full of great suffering and pain, which thanks to this place and the sisters, as well as the support of people from Poland, can be transformed into something good.
Being an adoptive parent is an amazing feeling, but also a big responsibility for someone who lives so far away and on the other hand feels so close thanks to the photos and reports on their progress.
Isaiah’s family history is also very difficult and painful, but for me it has always been the greatest joy to see him smiling, well fed and ready to play. Although I am not his biological mother, I definitely feel like his second mum.
Adoption can be done not only in a material way, by paying a declared sum of money for a chosen child, but also in a spiritual way. It really means a lot to the Kasisi children that they have friends in Poland who think about them, pray for them and help them. I know, because they often tell me this when I am there and they are very excited about every letter they receive from Poland. That’s why it is definitely worth becoming an adoptive parent, because it often changes the lives not only of the children but also of us, their friends from Poland.”
We hope that Christopher’s death, which was an unexpected tragic event for the whole Kasisi, will kick off a chain reaction of good. Because of this, we started the Christopher Sakala Fund. With this fund, we support children being treated on the oncological ward at the hospital in Lusaka.