A Cuban woman living in Florida has become a heroine to hundreds of children in need of a home.
Niurka González arrived 17 years ago from Cuba with her husband and for 15 years she has been given the task of rescuing children who have been put up for adoption after being removed from their homes for physical, psychological and sexual abuse.
As the children go through a rigorous process and their respective cases are resolved in juvenile court, Niurka and her husband act as foster parents. Just two years after immigrating to the United States, the couple was certified to -legally- be able to offer help to minors. Since then they have taken in nearly 100 children between the ages of 6 and 14 at their South Florida home, giving them love and protection.
"I take them to the doctor, if they have therapy, I dedicate myself to them completely," González said in an interview with Primer Impacto (Univision). "They were taken out of their house for physical and sexual abuse," says Niurka about two of the little ones who now live in their home. "I want to protect them, I want to teach them, love them, give them that attention that they never received."
Despite having two biological children, who consciously thank their mother for giving them this experience, Niurka made the decision to help other children who were in need; first starting with six, then two more joined. Among the two girls who joined the cozy home was an Afro-descendant with whom Niurka can barely communicate and she who does not speak English, but in view of her need, did not hesitate to make her part of her home.
Hoy en día, alrededor de 400 mil niños se encuentran bajo custodia del Departamento de Familias (DCFS) con necesidad de una familia adoptiva mientras sus casos son resueltos.