Date of Birth: August 2011 (Approx.)
He was abandoned by his mother (prostitute) and father (alcoholic) when he was just a baby. A neighbor took in Rafael after he was abandoned. This neighbor and her husband, however, physically abused Rafael. When he came to our home, his entire body was covered with bruises. One rainy night, the neighbors threw him out into the street. Rafael walked for miles to a police station. The police finally rescued him and he was eventually placed in our home.
Location: God Bless The Children Home
Region: Guatemala City
About God Bless The Children
God Bless the Children is located in Guatemala City and is home to children aged 0-6. The founder of the home is Cinthya Vallejo, a Christian Guatemalan attorney who has been placing neglected and abandoned children in foster homes since 2004. As foster care is no longer authorized by the government, the home was founded in 2010. Children are placed in the home by the Juvenile Courts from various regions of the country and come from abuse, neglect, and abandonment. At God Bless the Children, they meet the physical, mental, educational and spiritual needs of each child, by giving them a family model where they receive love and Christian principles.
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