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Provide Foster Families in Brazil

by Associacao Fazendo Historia
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Provide Foster Families in Brazil
Provide Foster Families in Brazil
Provide Foster Families in Brazil
Provide Foster Families in Brazil
Provide Foster Families in Brazil
Provide Foster Families in Brazil
Provide Foster Families in Brazil
Provide Foster Families in Brazil
Provide Foster Families in Brazil


The 'Foster Family' program of Instituto Fazendo Historia offers care and a home from volunteer families for children who are up to 3 years old, that need to be separated from their families for judicial reasons for a temporary or permanent amount of time. The volunteer families take care of the child in their homes for a period of time that is transitional until the child returns to their family of origin or are adopted. Our team selects, evaluates,trains and monitor the volunteer families.

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At the shelters, children are taken care of by many professionals that alternate shifts and are usually not qualified for that specific type of work. These aspects and the general structure of the shelters interfere negatively on the child's development and result in emotional negligence. Research states that for every year that a child is in a shelter, they lose 4 months of their emotional and mental development.


The child stays in a home with constant and specialized care and creates strong bonds with the volunteer family and therefore establishing personal experiences with the family and community. These are all basic conditions needed for the initial phase of a child's life, to learn how to have healthy relationships. The volunteer families are completely responsible for the care of the child and guarantee necessary conditions for their physical, emotional, cognitive and social development.

Long-Term Impact

-Children that have a family usually have higher chances of getting a job and having professional and social relationships as opposed to those that are raised in shelters. -Research states that most children that grow up with no parents, don't achieve their educational and life potential. They usually do not become productive members of society and therefore generate economic loss because of the need of the state having to intervene during their adult life.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Associacao Fazendo Historia

Location: Sumarezinho, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Daniela Vasconcellos
Sumarezinho, Sao Paulo Brazil

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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