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    El programa en el hogar Early Head Start de Foundling funciona en Puerto Rico y atiende a embarazadas, bebés y niños pequeños. El programa promueve fuertes relaciones entre padres e hijos y ayuda a proporcionar experiencias de aprendizaje temprano de alta calidad.

    Los servicios de educación de apoyo para la primera infancia para las familias nuevas y futuras son fundamentales para preparar a los niños para una oportunidad de por vida. El objetivo de nuestro programa Early Head Start es preparar a los niños pequeños de comunidades desatendidas para la preparación escolar para que cada uno tenga éxito en la escuela y en la vida después de la escuela. Para lograr este objetivo, brindamos servicios a niños y familias en áreas centrales de aprendizaje temprano, salud y bienestar familiar, al tiempo que involucramos a los padres y cuidadores como socios en cada paso del camino.

    Success Stories

    Nicole Munhoo

    Nicole Munhoo
    Foundling Adoptee

    Nicole was adopted in 1980 from The Foundling as a 5-month-old baby. “My mother has a story about how she fell in love the first time she saw me as an infant,” she says.

    Growing up with her adoptive parents in Long Island, NY, and in Florida, Nicole gravitated toward music and the arts at a young age. “As an adoptee, the arts really engaged me, they helped me emotionally, and I didn’t feel lonely because the arts programs filled a void,” she says. Nicole played French horn throughout school, and found a job as a professional player with the U.S. Army during college. While she is still engaged in the arts, Nicole attended graduate school for business, and now works as a program analyst in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

    “My parents were great parents, they raised me very well and were supportive of my artistic endeavors and me pursuing college,” Nicole says. However, she has been committed to finding her biological family – particularly after the birth of her son, Cortez. “Until I was in my early 30s, I didn’t know any of my biological relatives,” she shares. “My adoption was ‘closed’ so I only had non-identifying information available to me. I called The Foundling, and I searched records—I decided it was time to find out more.” Nicole has found some answers through DNA testing, but is currently still searching for her immediate biological family.

    Our Continued

    Impact

    20
    school partnerships to bring health and behavioral health services to NYC public school students
    283
    students in foster care across NYC receive high quality tutoring from Road to Success Citywide
    90%
    of those who die by suicide have an underlying mental illness
    7,000
    tutoring hours provided each year
    24%
    of adults with developmental disabilities report that they have no one to talk to about personal things and often feel lonely
    4,000+
    4,000+ holiday gifts distributed to The Foundling program participants every year
    DID YOU KNOW
    The number of young people in foster care rose 1.5% in 2017, in part because of the opioid epidemic

    Resources

    To support hurricane recovery efforts, visit https://www.nyfoundling.org/puertoricorelief/

    HISTORY
    1875
    Pioneering Adoption and Foster Care