Veteran actress Nadia Jamil previously opened up about adoption as she held little Nuri in her arms.
She took to social media to write ‘Adoption is a wonderful way to have a child. I found it a tougher “labour” process to go through than biological birthing. Nerve-wracking assessments [and] waiting! Imagine if biological parents were interviewed [and] checked for maturity, parenting skills, financial security and dedication the same way!’
These beautiful words by Jamil prove that adoption is a beautiful process and that there is no pre-requisite for family — anyone you choose to love is your family.
Continuing to show her love for children, Jamil introduced her foster sons who she believes are her pride and joy.
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She started with the eldest one Sabir and wrote, “Sabir is the eldest on the left. He just finished his matric & is now about to start his GET. Then he wants to apply to the army. He was 4 years old when I first saw him. Used for bonded Labour at a brick factory. He is 17 now. Today he motivates others with his story. Sabr vala bacha mera”.
She then moved to her next hero Ali Rashid and wrote, “He wants to be an actor & an engineer. His earliest memory is selling tea at a stall. His confidence is beautiful. So is his sense of responsibility”.
She then talked about Azaad who was 7 years old when brought to her. She wrote about him, “He has struggled a lot. With learning, settling down, being accepted & trying to fight off his biological mother who wants to make him a beggar. It was tough for him, to learn and to settle down, after a life on the streets of Lahore, sleeping behind freezers”.
She also shared the sad stories of her other foster sons and their heartbreaking stories. While concluding she wrote, “It’s a shame we expect so much resilience from our kids. They have more resilience than most adults I know. They should be playing & being given opportunities to enjoy learning, developing relationships & being loved. Instead, they fight hard 2 survive loneliness & past traumas”.
Now, the veteran wants to train staffers at children’s shelter homes across Pakistan to teach them about the importance of giving love, intimacy, security, and nurturing to children. Moreover, she wants the staff members to be properly assessed for mental health and positive commitment and has asked the Government of Punjab to help her in this mission.
Every single child on Earth needs intimacy,love,needs 2b held,nurtured,valued.
I want 2 train staff 4 children in shelters around Pakistan.I hope @GovtofPakistan @GovtPunjabPK supports this training & invests in TRUSTWORTHY,staff,assessed 4 mental health & commitment.InshaAllah🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/VMSNElwhbc
— Nadia Jamil (@NJLahori) January 2, 2023
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It is important to give love and security to children because these experiences can shape the way they develop and interact with the world. Children who feel loved and secure are more likely to develop into confident and independent adults. They may be more resilient and better able to cope with challenges and setbacks.
They are also more likely to form positive relationships with others, both in childhood and later in life. In contrast, children who do not feel loved or secure may be more anxious, depressed, and prone to social and emotional difficulties. They may also be more likely to engage in risky behaviours or make poor decisions. Overall, providing love and security to children can help them lead happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.
Children are the future of any country, including Pakistan, because they are the next generation of leaders, workers, and citizens. They will inherit the responsibilities and challenges of their society, and they will have the opportunity to shape the direction of their country in the years ahead.
By investing in the education, health, and well-being of children, a country can lay the foundation for a strong and prosperous future. This may include providing children with access to quality education, promoting healthy habits and behaviours, and protecting children’s rights. By supporting children and helping them reach their full potential, a country can build a bright future for itself.
More power to Jamil! We hope that she is successful in her vision to protect and improve the lives of the children of Pakistan for a brighter and more secure future.
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