The main focus of our organization is to bring orphaned children to families. Within the HOMELIKE project, we not only re-establish the kids' links with their blood relatives but also search for and attract new care-givers, and work with kids in preparing them for life in a new family. Our plan for the next year is as follows: 5 (children to return back to their family), 3 (children to put up for adopting), and 30 (children to re-establish relations with their blood relatives).
Children who are unlucky to get to the orphanage as a temporary measure have a risk to stay there for ages. Orphanage staff is focused on child-rearing rather than working with families, children came from, or with fostering families, children go to.
We hire a team of specialists to work inside orphanage with the following tasks: to examine the circumstances under which children got to the orphanage - so that to define possibilities to let them out; to organize and supervise meetings for children and parents; to assist parents in restoring parental rights; to consult fostering families
These are 2014/2015 results of our work at the orphanage where 60% of children (6-18 y.o.) stay more than for 4 years: seven kids left the orphanage to live with their relatives, four kids were adopted, and 15 more kids are at the process of re-establishing the connection with their blood relatives. Our plan for 2015/2016 is: 5 / 3 / 30 children accordingly.