“We helped him feed himself, helped with toileting, dressing, social skills and developing speech; he’s probably speaking German now!”
Jam was a two year old boy with autism when he came to Hope Home and he stayed for four years before being adopted by a German family. Like Kaew, he was physically very able but his speech was delayed. Jam attended a “normal school” and his speech and behaviour developed to the point that it was almost “normal” too.
Through an organisation that match children to families, Jam was paired with a couple from Germany, and after meeting him, they fell in love.
“We had him from before he was really feeding himself, before any speech, when he was unsociable. We helped him to develop those things so he could be more adoptable.”
Judy says the ultimate aim of Hope Home is to create success stories like Jam’s. “Helping children to be more adoptable because they are easier to manage, that’s our goal.”