True Stories

It’s impossible to capture the emotions, feelings and thoughts that come up when you listen and learn about an abused child’s tragic story. Thankfully many of the children we hear from can speak about their past circumstances as though it was a past life.

At Abused Children’s Fund we hope that you will not be discouraged by any of our children’s stories but inspired knowing that they are all now living happy and healthy lives thanks to the help of Abused Children Fund and our incredible team of Donors.

Child abuse is most commonly understood as the physical or emotional mistreatment of a child. ACF works towards emotionally rehabilitating abused children around the world as well as providing for children who have been rescued out of physically traumatizing situations.

Beyond the immediate recovery of the child, ACF is dedicated to their future success in life. By way of providing the children with a home, education or new-found inspiration, AFC works for the long-term health of our world’s abused children.

As a group of individuals we hope to join with you in our purpose to serve and help as many children as we can. Through our various capacities to help and resource the children in several different countries, one goal always remains the same, the physical and emotional rehabilitation of an abused child.

Listed below are true stories from abused children who have been provided VITAL support from ACF and YOU our donors.

Rolando

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Rolando and his two brothers came to Emmanuel Children's Home when they were 5, 6 and 7 years old. Their father was left alone to care for his three sons after their mother left them. The boys' father was forced to leave in order to earn more money and left Rolando and his brothers with relatives.

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Esmeralda and Omar

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When you think of the fantasy play of a four-year-old girl, you usually think of playing house or princess. When Esmeralda came to Emmanuel Children's Home, her fantasy world was full of adult sexual encounters and violence. She posed her dolls in sexually explicit ways and wanted to "play" with her little friends in that way as well.

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Jocelin

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Jocelin is only 6 years old but has experienced more terror than most of us experience in our lifetime. When she was only 4 years old a farmer found her wandering in the remote hills of Juarez.

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Lucia

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Lucia was born in southern Mexico and came to the city of Juarez when she was 8 years old. Her mother died when she was 10 and she and her 8 siblings were left in the care of her father. She is child number 7, and the oldest daughter.

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