When we visit her at home with her mom we can tell she relished the attention. She looks at us with suspicious eyes and snuggles up closer to her mother. Her family tells us she loves playing with the other children in her neighborhood and you can tell she loves having a mom and a home all to herself. This little princess likes that she doesn't have to share with the other 30 kids at Amani :)
Helene came to Amani as a preemie because her mother was too sick after giving birth to her. In documents the mom was described as crazy. We believe now she may have been suffering from cerebral malaria or postpartum depression because she had proved herself very capable of caring for Helene now. We love how Helene's mother has fully taken on the responsibility of caring for Helene and caring for her well.
See what I mean about the beautiful Princess??
When I met her mom I immediately knew where Helene got her good looks from :) And look at how happy she is at home!