Help Russian orphans find a family

by Charity Foundation 'Change one life'
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Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Help Russian orphans find a family
Photo from the family archive of Alina
Photo from the family archive of Alina

A few years ago, Alina (name changed at her request), together with her husband, decided to take a foster child into the family. It turned out to be a little boy. 'Our whole journey from filing in care to our son coming home took 8 months. On February 14, on the day of lovers, our son was at home with us. While the husband got used to the idea of an adopted child, the son was already sitting on his lap. The kid joined the family right away. There was no adaptation, no getting used to it. All our relatives fell in love with the baby from the first day. His serious studying gaze, penetrating into the very soul, left no one indifferent. "

And a few years later, another adopted child came to the family - an eight-month-old girl. "Her first holidays - Birthday and New Year - we celebrated at home. The daughter immediately realized that our house is her small world, in which it is good and safe. During the year, the baby managed to remove all diagnoses, at home she blossomed and turned into a real beauty. "

"Initially, deciding on such an important step as the adoption of adopted children, my husband and I did not focus on age, diagnoses and other points. We perfectly understood that life is wiser than us, and it will lead to us exactly those children who should be with us. That's how it came out. "

"To expectant adoptive parents, I can wish for one thing: follow your heart. This is probably the main thing. If you are sure that you are ready to accept a child into your family, then act, every day take some step towards your dream. And when you meet your kids, just turn off expectations, love him for who he is. "

In December 2022, Charity Foundation "Change one life" celebrated the 10th anniversary of the work. Over the years, the foundation has helped change the lives of more than 63,000 children from orphanages and almost 20,000 foster families. 23,870 children are already at home.

Thanks to everyone who together with us helps to change the lives of children and parents!

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Photo from the family archive of Elena Stolyarova
Photo from the family archive of Elena Stolyarova

Elena from Novosibirsk, in addition to the adult blood son Alexander, has five foster daughters. Each child is with her own exceedingly difficult fate.

Elena writes "Orphanages (at least those that I saw) can be described as neat, clean. The staff are helpful, they took care of the children. But will the most comfortable orphanage be able to replace the family? The place of the child next to the mother. "

'Did I have a fear that I could not cope then? There was no fear. It only took me one minute to decide. I am not afraid to take fosters children. I'm not an educator, I'm just a mom."

"Family is a fulcrum. The house is a place where they are waiting for you, where they are glad to you. My daughters have this place."

In mid-September 2022, the counter on the website of our fund crossed a new mark. The 23,000 children whose video profiles we have created are already at home!

23,000 boys and girls who found their parents. The is equal to the population of the one city! The happiest city ever. Which was not there if it was not for you.

Thanks to everyone who is with us! Thanks to all of you who made it possible.

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Ekaterina's daughter
Ekaterina's daughter

We are happy to share with you the words, we've received from Ekaterina. 

Ekaterina found her daughter thanks to video profile sponsored by donations to this project on GlobalGiving. These is the message we've received:

I want to thank all those who is partial to orphan children, who helps to make video profiles. You're doing the greate cause. This small video gives us, future parents, answers to many questions, helps to understand our resources and the potential of the child in the matter of health. And later on, when the child is in the family, this video is kept as the little history of a person, as the beginning of a new life in a family. Thank you very much! 

Girl was one of 1135 children who have received video profiles thank to donations on GlobalGiving, and one of 276 who have found family already.

We are so grateful for you for giving hope to children to have real family. You're connecting children with parents, change lives all of them! 

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Four smaller sons of Irina
Four smaller sons of Irina

Irina, foster mother of 5 children, is sure only videoprofile gives the full image of a child. As she says video helps potential parents to know better and to feel their future children. 

"The videoprofile of Ilya catched me.- tells Irina. I felt that the child is "ours". There was a feeling that he is a home boy, he hadn't the orphanage print. When I came for him, the orphanage workers were surprised. Ilya was 12 years old, and it happens very rare, when such grown-up children are taken into family."

It's one of the happy stories when children get to family even if there was so little hope for it. 

Thank you for support of our project! It gives hope for many children and parents to find each other.

We're happy to inform that in 2021 thanks to your help 75 chldren have received videoprofiles, and 58 boys and girls have found families.

For the all time of the project you gave 1092 children the chance to be seen by new parents, and 268 of them are in families already. 

Thank you for the best gift, it's the gift of the future! 

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Vitalina before and after she came to a family
Vitalina before and after she came to a family

Do you know what is the most difficult for us? To come to the orphanage to those children whom we've made videoprofiles already. And to see that in spite of our tries, child still is in the orhpanage. To see, how he changes, how his eyes fade. It hurts. But we still hope and make another video, try to find for the most important words about him.

Vitalina had 3 videoprofiles. An there was a unhappy childhood between them. 

"I opened website of Change One Life Foundation and saw videoprofiles of Vitalina. The first one was amazing, but the third one was completely different. Vitalina was very nervous. But I could see that girl still hopes to be loved, she needs a family. This helped me to become her mom" - said Daria, foster mother.

Now Vitalina has mother, brother, grannies, home where she is the loved. Daria helped daughter to find elder sisters and to establish the relationships with them. And some diagnosis also were cancelled. And all this could not happened, it's hard to belive it. 

"I can say it for sure that videoprofiles increase chances of a child for a family in several times - tells Daria. Only photo and text cannot tell so much about the child as the videoprofile can. And recently I've asked to send me all three videoprofiles of Vitalina - to keep this memories. Daughter has no photos from her life before she came to us, so video archive from Change One Life Foundation is the family album of Vitalina.

Thank you for helping orphan children and giving them the chance to be adopted or to obtain forster parents!|

Every your donation turns into the film changing child's  life.

Our project on GlobalGiving gave 1077 children hope for a family and 256 of them live with parents by now. 

Thank you! 

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Location: Moscow - Russia
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