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Has been 2 years

Has been 2 years – 4 March 2016

Has been 2 years
Today the last time we saw you 2 years ago.
Today we've been fighting for you for two years.
Today we have not stopped for 2 years.
I have survived this pain for two years now.
It costs a lot.
It costs to know that I know nothing of you.
It costs so much.
The wickedness of the one who stole you has no words.
Survive the kidnap account has no words.
No words have prevented you from breastfeeding as soon as 6 days of life.
No words have taken you away.
How can such wickedness be possible.
But worse, how is it possible after her mother yelled for help and millions heard, but no one did anything to help you!
How is it possible?
What world is this?
What world is this where there is so much hypocrisy and so lack of love.
Forgive me Santiago. The world is cruel.
May God protect you because Mother could not protect you.
Mother and Father are not by your side but always with you.
I pray every day for you to be well.
I pray every day for someone to bring you to Mae.
Prayer.
Cry.
Cry.
What a world this is.
So much pain, so much pain.

I love you so much Santiago.
Mother

Hoje faz 2 anos – 4 Marco 2016

Hoje faz 2 anos a ultima vez que te vimos.
Hoje faz 2 anos que temos lutado imenso por ti.
Hoje faz 2 anos que nao temos parado.
Hoje faz 2 anos que sobrevivo com esta dor.
Custa muito.
Custa saber que nada sei de ti.
Custa tanto.
A maldade de quem te roubou nao tem palavras.
Sobreviverem a conta dos roubos de criancas nao tem palavras.
Nao tem palavras terem te impedido de mamar logo com 6 dias de vida.
Nao tem palavras terem te levado para longe.
Como e’ possivel tanta maldade.
Mas pior, como e’ possivel depois de a mae ter gritado por socorro e milhoes terem ouvido, mas ninguem fez nada para te ajudar!
Como e’ possivel?
Que mundo e’ este?
Que mundo e’ este onde ha tanta hipocrisia e tao falta de amor.
Perdoa-me Santiago. O mundo e’ cruel.
Que Deus te proteja porque a Mae nao te conseguiu proteger.
A Mae e o Pai nao estao a teu lado mas estao sempre contigo.
Rezo todos os dias para que estejas bem.
Rezo todos os dias para que haja alguem que te consiga trazer para a Mae.
Rezo.
Choro.
Choro.
Que mundo e’ este.
Tanta dor, tanta dor.
 
Amo-te muito Santiago.
Mae
 

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DARE to CARE

DARE to CARE forced adoption poem

 Dare to Care

Do you DARE to CARE?

A Santiago’s supporter told me that her family asked her if she knew me personally.

And the answer was no. She answered she knew me only through Facebook.

So, they asked her: Why are you obsessed with problems that are not yours !?

She replied to them: I’m not obsessed, I’m in solidarity.

DARE to CAREI leave here this poem that I saw on the internet, so everyone can translate it. Please have in mind SS= Social Services.

“When SS came for the Indian’s children, I did not speak out —

          because I was not an Indian;

When SS came for the Black’s children, I did not speak out —

          because I was not Black;

When SS came for the single mom’s children, I did not speak out —

          because I was not a single mom;

When SS came for the poor’s children, I did not speak out —

          because I was not poor;

When SS came for the disabled’s children, I did not speak out —

          because I was not disabled;

When SS came for the foster children’s children, I did not speak out —

          because I had not been a foster child;

When SS came for the children of victims of domestic violence, I did not speak out —

          because I was not a victim of domestic violence;

When SS came for the homeschooler’s children, I did not speak out —

          because I was not a homeshooler;

When SS came for my children,

          there was no one left to speak out for me.

 ♥ Please share my post. 😉  Please stand for Santiago. I choose to speak out for my baby Santiago. ♥

Thank you.

 

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Alô Portugal – 10 million viewers!

Alô Portugal brand on tv

The I Love Santiago brand was promoted on the television for up to 10 million people around the world. Leonardo and myself were interviewed on Alô Portugal Sic International Tv channel, on the 15th February 2018, by Jose Figueiras.

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New Horizons – I Love Santiago

New Horizons true colours paint pots

Happy Friday to everyone!

There is New Horizons.

I am very excited! Yesterday I attended a workshop on how to paint on fabrics and I loved it!

So today I am sharing with you the new colours I bought to start a new path in the brand “I Love Santiago”. I am going to start to paint the fabric. This is amazing and I have never dreamt I would paint one day. Wish me luck. ? Always remember The sky is the limit. Believe in yourself. ?

I will share with you soon the final result!

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English Foster Career Families

English Foster Career Families

Good Morning.

English Foster Career Families

Well, we’ve all heard that the gipsy families are constantly changing house. But not anymore.
In this sense, do you know who is always moving house? The babies, stolen by the English SS.
The stolen babies move from one “foster career business family” to another. The children are being moved from one town to another.

Do you wonder why? What do you think of this?

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Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass

Life isn't about waiting

Good morning everyone.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass.

Today I  share with you a sample of the fabric with which I am working. Yes, flowers. I love working with floral fabrics.

This week I’ll learn a new technique to do new things. I am excited about it. After I’ll share with you.

Now I wish you a good week and a lot of strength. I leave you guys with a quote that I read the other day and is very strong that makes us think:

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass … It’s about learning to Dance in the rain.”

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Fabrics

Fabrics

For Good Sunday to everyone

Fabrics

Today is the day of choice of fabrics for a new project. Beautiful fabrics that help us to dream.

For those who do not know I worked in Cardiology and I learned to sew on my own.
My first project was a quilt for Santiago. For I bought the sewing machine when I was pregnant and I loved sewing since then I have not stopped.

In Portugal

To find work in the area of Cardiology has not been easy and as such the sewing has been an aid.
The I Love Santiago store has another location on this website:

https://www.iolandamenino.com/ilovesantiagoshop/

Thank you

Many thanks to all of Santiago’s supporters for making it easier for them to make their day.
Thank you for the 22,000 views of the live video. Keep an eye on what I’m going to sew now.
Kiss everyone.

:Iolanda: Menino.

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2nd Birthday – 1st February 2018 – Happy Birthday Santiago!

2nd Birthday 1st February 2018

Hello Santiago!

Today is your second birthday. Your family, the Natural, the real one, the one that loves you, wishes you a Happy birthday.

We hope you are well and of good health and happiness. We hope that the person that is taking care of you is doing a good job. I pray for you all the time. I hope that person loves you, but I know it is her job.

Mother is synonymous of love, nurturing, taking care, protection and so much more. I know Santiago we will be together one day.

Song for Santiago

Mum and Daddy have some friends who made a song for you. I am thinking of that song and I leave the song here for you to listen as well.

We love you so much. I have faith that we will be together and know I will accomplish my promise of bringing you home. I will bring you home. We will not give up on you darling. Last Thursday, Mum and Dad appeared on television again. It was a good interview and we had lots of support from all your friends. You, Santiago have a lot of people who love you and are waiting for you.

Last year your Grandparents bought you a Birthday cake, it was a very pretty cake. Today your Grandparents have bought you, your 2nd Birthday cake. They love you a lot. We are celebrating your life.

You have exposed evil crimes and have helped many children already. Santiago we know that you are an important and very strong spirit.

In honour of your birthday, today we are publishing this blog. All we want is to spread to the world the truth in order to bring you home.

We love you so much.

Mummy & Daddy

Please also check out our Happy Birthday – Live Video

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Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to our Blog Santiago and LeonardoWelcome to our Blog Iolanda and Santiago 1 day old

Hello,

Welcome to our blog, we are: Santiago’s Natural Mother: Iolanda and Natural Father: Leon. We are sharing with you our baby’s story in this blog.

Some of you know us already, some of you don’t. Our baby: Santiago is known worldwide, if you do not know our baby’s story yet, please follow us on this journey, because we have something very important to share with you.

Please check out our  “Why Blog” post

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With Love

:Iolanda: Menino

:Leon: Edwards.