Casework Corner: Oscar is Reunited with His Mother
Twelve year old Oscar, a victim of abuse at his father's hand, was removed from his father's home in the United States and placed in foster care. It was discovered that Oscar's mother Cristela* lived in El Salvador* and was desperate to reunite with him.
worked with our in-country partners in El Salvador to complete a home study and ensure that Cristela's home was safe for Oscar to grow up in.
After the assessment of his mother was completed and her home was found safe for Oscar to return to, ISS-USA coordinated reception plans for Oscar and the health and social services he was to receive upon arrival.
On January 12, 2019, Oscar finally arrived in El Salvador accompanied by a social worker, and was reunited with his mother and close family.
*names, dates and locations have been changed to protect the privacy of the client