Friday, January 18, 2013

fighting the orphan crisis one momma at a time

not available for adoption ~ loved, cared for, healthy babies with living mothers 

Questions about Heartline Ministries or maternal health in Haiti?
Please ask!  

13 comments:

John said...

Powerful image.

Anonymous said...

babies with mothers, such an amazingly beautiful thing in the developing world!!!!!

Sharon said...

Beautiful, amazing picture.

Anonymous said...

love it!! we cannot truly care about orphaned children unless we care about why they became orphans. Prevention is not nearly as glamorous as "rescuing poor orphans" but it is sooooo important. I wish there were more programs like yours in other countries!!

Tracy said...

we were so happy to watch barry run through Gressier on Wednesday of last week! What an amazing man! :) Tara, I just wish I could have met you so that we could put a face with a name! This post and the pictures are awesome...can't wait to get to know you guys more and spread the word about the new maternity center. We are excited to know more about your ministry!

The King Family (in Leogane)

Anonymous said...

Is it too late for a question??? Here is one that I have wondered about over the years – I understand that your perspective may not be a totally scientific analysis but now that the program has been in place for years can you speak to the benefits of good maternal nutrition during pregnancy – how are you seeing those benefits play out in the development of not just healthy babies but growing, thriving toddlers and older children?

Leslee Jaeger said...

Troy,
I noted in a previous post that you are interested in learning dentistry. My husband (dentist) and I (ob/gyn) volunteer at a hospital in Limbe 1-2 times a year. We will be there the first week in March and he would be willing to have you work with him and teach you. He usually sees 100+ patients during the week and performs mostly extractions, some filllings. HBS (hospital) has a website and we stay in the hospital compound. You can reach me at jaegerleslee@gmail.com.
Leslee Jaeger, MD

Esther deGroot said...

I've been dreaming about this photo for years now!!! I adore it and the text : ) Praying now for Barry! We plan to cheer him into town Thursday!!!!! Esther

The Beaver Bunch said...

LOVE the pic of all the babies!

Melda said...

Happy tears in Guam to see so many FAT Heartline babes! GOOD WORK LADIES!

brista said...

Hi! I have a question and I hope no one will take offense. Does Heartline or other health organizations talk to women about birth control or natural family planning for women who don't want anymore children or want them spaced further apart? I know that the situation for women is not the same in Haiti and that they might not even have a choice but it's something I wondered about.

T & T Livesay said...

Hi Brista -
Not offensive at all! YES YES YES. That is one of the most repeated classes we offer ... we also offer free Depo Provera and Condoms at any time to any woman who sits in a family planning child spacing class. We teach that spacing children allows for better health for Moms and kids - we encourage family planning and currently have over 1,000 women coming to our Depo Provera program. Thanks for asking, great question.

brista said...

Thanks for answering my question! I have been following your blog for a long time and that was always something I wondered about since I knew you worked with pregnant moms and the babies after but wasn't sure if BC was something you did. Anyway, thanks again for answering and keep up the great work! :)