Connie’s Home was established to care for sick infants that are awaiting adoption. Often times these children can be set aside after being added to the adoption lists because their unaided health condition progresses and eventually results in being removed from the list, or death. It is the mission of Connie’s Home staff to recognize the value and potential of each child, nursing them back to health until the children can be successfully adopted before the age of 3. Each child receives therapy and care physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually that will help them through the adoption transition ahead.
In recent years it has been clear that Connie’s program was ideal for not only the children but also the staff. Each staff member is challenged to meet strict guidelines and benchmarks in childcare. Through this program Connie’s Home was able to begin partnering with an organization that trains Au Pairs for western homes. Each girl at Connie’s Home must complete 400 hours of experience to obtain licensing for their future career. Subjects covered range from basic nursing, to parenting techniques and cultural training such as American Holidays and cultural icons.
While both of these projects have practical applications the address social needs in Thailand, the goal is always meaningful relationships with the children, staff and Au Pairs. In everything the focus is life changing relationships and a family environment that will foster development and growth in each individual.