At age 4, Orlando was placed in the children’s home by a government agency called 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 returned 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 has transitioned very well into our home.

Orlando is a well mannered boy with a contagious smile.  He has a best friend who is constantly by his side.  He is thriving emotionally, physically and spiritually.  He enjoys hugs and affection from those around him.

$30.00 / month

Melissa Schol

Melissa is originally from Ocala, FL and after moving around Florida, Georgia & North Carolina, she has settled back in Ocala. Melissa went to the College of Central Florida and has pursued a life of service in various administrative, customer service and marketing roles. She has now settled into her dream role as the Communications Director for Advocates of Love.

Melissa was on the state board of the Florida Foster and Adoptive Parent Association while serving 4 years as a foster and then adoptive mom. She has two adopted daughters, Kenzi and Shyne, who keep her busy. Melissa also serves in her local church. 

You can reach Melissa via email: melissa@advocatesoflove.org.