Children  Russia Project #14787

Help Russian orphans find a family

by Charity Foundation 'Change one life' Vetted since 2013

"Her name is Ulyasha, in the video profile she's riding on a toy horse. Please, remove her video from your website, there's no need for it. My dear is next to me - sleeping in her bed" - this phone call of Natalia we still remember. Though it was 5 years ago.

Many things passed. Adoptation of parents and child to each other. There were difficult moments, and mother still feels the trauma of her daughter. But Uliana is very active child, empathic, she's making progress - she have learned to read and write, as others children of her age, and now she's ready to go to school. 

Natalia says that adopted child is the project for the whole life. So you take him, develop, carry, watch the mistakes, make corrections of what you can change, and if you cannot - you live with it. "It's our way - mine and Uliyana's. And we'll see where we would come."

Our foundation assisted 14 thousand kids from the orphanages all over the Russia find new families. We dream these kids and their parents would overcome all the difficulties and they would become dear and close persons. We know that adopting and foster parents need support, that's why we've started the online courses for them. The first one is "Book of life"

Thank you for helping us! 

Tatiana with her daughter
Tatiana with her daughter

"It's so precious when you see your child so lively and real. Not only the coloreless photo, which doesn't show the person. How many moms have found their happiness this way! And for thouse little and unprotected ones, who live day after day in waiting, locked in the orphanages, left without love and care - it's a great chance for them! " - these are the words of Tatiana, who found her little daughter Sasha in our database of video profiles of orphan children.  "She is so sunny. Seems she can switch off worries and fear of the one who holds her. She gives light and warmth, you fisicaly feel love she sends out."

It's incredible story how people who have a lot of love to share change the lifes of children left without care and make the world a bit better.

And it's our aim to let such stories happen more often. 

You support made it possible to create video profiles for 530 children. And 135 kids are in families! 

We've prepared the special page for our project, where you can find actual information how it's going on.

You can see all the children, who have received video via project on Global Giving. And to find all the names of children in familes.

Many thanks to everyone supporting the project! 

It's your kindness and care for these children what bring them to loving parents.


Children in the family of Sergey and Julia
Children in the family of Sergey and Julia

Sergey and Julia have born three children. But 4 years ago they understood they can raise up one more child, and not only self-born. Knowing there are kids living without parent’s care, spouse decided to view some video profiles of orphan children on the website of Change One Life Foundation. They’ve begun the search to find out what kids are in the database.

At first they’ve looked for kids of the same age as their twins – about 5 years old. But when Sergey and Julia have seen the video with Sveta, teenager of 12 from Amur region, they couldn’t forget her.

«We were striken by the sadness in girl’s eyes. Video caused the intention to become the meaning people for her. In order she could live not on her own, and she could feel needed to people beside her. Later, when we’ve seen enough of such video profiles we understood that all these kids have this sadness in their eyes. It’s seen even through the smiles and in good mood.»

Also Sergey and Julia realized orphan children have no one to share their success, in school for example.

And it’s in their power to change something. So spouse told their children about kids living in orphanages, and kids suggested to take orphan into the family.

So soon Sveta have become the daughter for Sergey and Julia, and the sister for Dasha, Sasha and Dima.

Later 15 year old Misha have become the part of their family too.

Please support our project to bring orphan children and new parents together.

There’s a perfect chance to make the impact greater – to make a donation through the Little by Little Campaign till 13th of April.

There will be $55,000 in matching funds during the campaign, applied at 50% to all donations up to $50 USD.

New recurring donations up to $200 per donor started during this week will get an additional 100% match on their initial donation as long as it remains active for a minimum of four payments.

Please help us to make orphan children visible for new parents!

6 daugters of Leila
6 daugters of Leila

We have incredible news for you. More than 13 000 orphan children from our database, for whom we’ve made video profiles, have found families. We’ve tried to find the right words about each of them, show how they smile and what are the interests they have. We dreamed to make those kids visible for new parents, and so it worked thanks to your support.

We continue shooting new short films about orphan kids, so you can see the last 33 videos made thanks to project on Global Giving. Here are the links (no.1 and no.2) for the video profiles of boys and girls all over Russia, waiting for new parents to take them home.

There are some special people, who also help children to find families. They are Angel Keepers, who share videoprofiles in social media and parent’s forums. Such helpers widely spread the information about children, and make the chances for the family rise up.

Leila is one of Angel Keepers. She couldn’t imagine how to live if there are so many lonely children around. It was the question she asked herself after her daughter Shahri was born. So Leila made up her mind to take the child from the orphanage. Now she has six kids: her born daughter and five girls she adopted.

Thanks for everyone who does his best to give orphan children the hope to have a family and loving parents! 


Svetlana and Kostya
Svetlana and Kostya

Dear friends,

Thank you 110 times! So much times as the number of orphan kids whom your've helped to find families.

It's like two orphanages were closed thanks to the assistance of all who supported our project  "Help Russian orphans find a family"

We're glad to share with your the story of Svetlana, single mother of 5 children. 

She saw the videoprofile of Kostya in database of our foundation. So soon the boy has become her son. Almost 3 years past since then. Now he's 5 years old and the adaptation period has finished. 

His life is completely changed. Kostya receives so much care as he couldn't receive in any orphanage, even very best.

He has mother and four brothers and sisters, and he's learning how live in loving family. 

Family gives much opportunities. Boy is attending freestyle wrestling, figure skating training, musical school. It would help to discover and develop his talents and abilities. 

Today on #GivingTuesday there's a greate chance to change the lives of many others orphan kids who still live in orphanages. 

Support us on #GivingTuesday campain on November 28th, 2017, and your donation would be matched. 

GlobalGiving’s 2017 #GivingTuesday campaign will begin November 28th, 2017, at 00:00:01 EST (8:00 AM MSK)  and end at 23:59:59 EST on November 28th, 2017 (7:59 AM MSK November 29th).

Also there will be a 100% match on all recurring donations started on #GivingTuesday up to $200.

Thank you! 

Kostya celebrating his birthday in family circle
Kostya celebrating his birthday in family circle
Kostya on figure skating training
Kostya on figure skating training

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Charity Foundation 'Change one life'

Location: Moscow - Russia
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Project Leader:
Ekaterina Fedosova
Moscow, Moscow Russia
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