Introducing Hāpai Mama
A nine week program for young expecting mothers. Hāpai Mama incorporates Kaupapa Māori Antenatal along with parenting in the first 30 day’s plus birthing centre visits and more.
She seemed too young to have her own baby, being just a child herself. She spent the first few days either in her room or the spare lounge watching movies. We were not sure if it was the shock of just being up-lifted again, or to protect herself from us, the fourth foster family she’d been sent to in just a few years.
As she opened up to us we discovered a bright hopeful young lady who filled our home with joy. She was not unruly or badly behaved in any way but certainly too young to be a mother and too human to have experienced what led to her being up-lifted. Read more…