PathFinders arranged for Baby Kira to receive medical care from a pro bono doctor and our caseworkers finally find Pina. She was bruised, beaten, and defeated. Crying, she told our caseworker, â€œI donâ€™t know what to do.â€ PathFinders helped her to find shelter at a domestic violence shelter, Harmony House, and provided her with counselling and support.
After numerous counselling sessions, PathFinders helped Pina to gain a vision for her future. PathFinders supported Pina so that she could separate herself from her abusive boyfriend and worked with her to rebuild her life. Pina reclaimed guardianship of Baby Kira and decided to choose adoption for her. Working with partner agencies such as the Social Welfare Department and Motherâ€™s Choice, the wheels were set in motion for Baby Kira to be adopted to permanent loving parents in Hong Kong.
After a long process involving multiple meetings, letters and discussions with the immigration department, the birth registry, the Indonesian Consulate and the hospital that Miraâ€™s children were born at, PathFinders has obtained birth certificates for her children and travel documentation to return to Indonesia. Mira is planning to return home to work in her familyâ€™s business and her eldest daughter will finally be able to attend school.