Yamil arrived here from the province of Puntarenas on the Pacific coast. He was already placed in a Catholic institution, but they asked to have him moved because he didn’t fit their profile. Supposedly, Yamil’s teacher told them that he had a slight mental retardation (she diagnosed him without a proper evaluation or exams). Armed with that information, the other home asked to have him removed. Yamil’s biological mother is unstable and has presented a number of problems that have jeopardized the boy. In November 2012, PANI began the judicial process to declare Yamil abandoned. Unfortunately, his mother has appealed the process along the way, prolonging the final outcome.