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Reunification to East Java



Tuesday, 4 January 2022 - One of Jodie O'Shea's children was reunified to East Java. This boy is very happy to meet his direct family and siblings. He is also very close to his grandmother. He had a reunification process of 6 months beginning with a first introduction to his biological family, to daily contact and sleepovers.

Reunification is the return of a child, who is in the care of a child care institution, to their parents or family with the aim that the child will receive protection, care, and permanent care status. Reunification is carried out in the following stages:

  1. Family and/or biological family search

  2. Verification and validation of family and/or biological family data

  3. Assessment by social worker or social welfare personnel

  4. Preparation of family and/or child's biological family for reunification

  5. Handing over of children from foster parents/LKSA to the family and/or biological relatives of the child, which is accompanied by an official report of the handover.

Westerlaken Foundation - Yayasan Bali Bersih fully supports the reunification process. We strive so that children's rights to own and grow in their own direct families can be achieved. For that, we have the Jodie O'Shea Children Fund. We help with the basic needs of children who have been reunified such as school fees and food. Let's help their education so they can reach their dreams. Further information about Jodie O'Shea Children Fund can be accessed on the “JOS Children Fund” menu on our website.


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