In need of Families

We recently celebrated Roboman's birthday.

I baked a simple cake, and Bubbles diligently frosted and decorated it. We had a lovely, lovely afternoon putting this surprise together.

There were a few funny moments:
Mummy, Daddy is NOT one year old! she exclaimed, when she saw the solitary candle I selected.
Is that older than anyone we know?! when told how old Daddy turned that day.

When Roboman got home, Bubbles was so excited that she forgot all about keeping the cake a surprise.

Running to him: Happy Birthday Daddy! There is a cake in the kitchen!

There were lots of hugs, giggles and smiles. Even Bun was thrilled that something exciting was happening.

Mummy, for my birthday, can you just make frosting without the cake?

So we celebrated, as a family. A blessing.

Although it was Roboman's birthday, it was not difficult to see that the whole experience was a happy one for Bubbles too - one that echoed the love in our family.

Sadly, there are children who do not have the privilege to have family who can provide a safe and happy haven for them. Here in Singapore, there is a call to seek foster homes for children whose parents or guardians are sick and unable to look after them; or, more heartbreaking-ly, who are abandoned, neglected or ill-treated.

These children need to be given a safe and stable environment where they can be looked after and cared for until they are able to their families or be adopted. This fostering scheme is being run by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).

There is an upcoming roadshow about the fostering scheme coming up in April. It will be a family-friendly event with  caricature artists present to do sketches, and balloons being given out. 

Do help spread the word!

Fostering Roadshow
Do you love children and want to help care for foster children in need of a temporary home?

19-21 April 2013 (Fri-Sat)
10.30am - 9pm
Atrium, United Square Shopping Mall, 101 Thomson Road (next to Novena MRT Station)
Admission is free

To find out more about the fostering scheme, please contact:
Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) Fostering Scheme
Tel: 6354 8799
or visit


Ing said...

Hi, thanks for sharing this. I didn't know there's such a scheme in Singapore. Great that you're raising awareness for this! :)

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

You're welcome! I am glad to have been informed about this roadshow. I do think that it is for a meaningful cause.