If welfare cannot find the family immediately, they will bring the children to our Reception Home.
We actively look for family during the first three months that the child is with us. We do this based on what the children say, neighborhood research where the child was found or places that the child remembers. We follow up on leads, but also place advertisements in newspapers and on television.
If the parents are found, the child will be returned. If family is found, we will see if the child can be accommodated. Possibly with support from our Relatives Support Program.
If we do not find a family or a suitable family (for example grandparents who are too old or blind), then after three months we will transfer the child to our Children's Village in Mkuranga and place it in a family. Even though the child has been transferred, we continue to follow leads to find family and if unsuitable family is found, we actively encourage to maintain the relationship.