Heavy-hearted when her foster child underwent surgery

Madam Raja Hamidah Raja Mat and her husband, Mr R. Usman Abdul Jalil, became foster parents to a special needs child 14 years ago.
Madam Raja Hamidah Raja Mat and her husband, Mr R. Usman Abdul Jalil, became foster parents to a special needs child 14 years ago. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

When Madam Raja Hamidah Raja Mat wanted to foster a baby boy 14 years ago, she knew he had special needs.

But what she did not fully realise were the challenges that lay ahead for both of them.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 22, 2018, with the headline 'Heavy-hearted when her foster child underwent surgery'. Print Edition | Subscribe