By: Emilly de Souza, South American Division, and Adventist Review, courtesy Adventist Review
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Chile launched a program to get families interested in becoming foster parents. The “Que ser niños les sea familiar” (“Let Children Be Familiar With Being Children”) initiative was launched in the northern city of La Serena in October 2019. According to organization leaders, the drive sought to find ways of protecting children and teenagers whose rights have been violated.
“I am very happy, because this is a dream come true,” said Verónica Zárate, director of Chile’s Sename (National Service for Minors) Coquimbo Regional Directorate during the launch of the program. “I am very thankful to ADRA for accepting this great commitment with the children in our region. We want children to be familiar with being children — it is the reason we are here today.”