At age 4, Orlando was placed in the children’s home by the Dominican government agency, Conani. A friend of Orlando’s mother took care of him for a short period of time after his mother passed away from lupus. Orlando was abandoned to the streets of Sanchez after the mother’s friend had to return to Haiti. He was found by the government wandering the streets of Sanchez barefoot and severely malnourished. His feet were badly burned from being without shoes. He transitioned very well into our home.
Orlando is a very loving and trusting young boy. He loves to be held and be sung to.