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Help Russian orphans find a family

by Charity Foundation 'Change one life'
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
Vitalik: 5 years in family
Vitalik: 5 years in family

"I made up my mind to look for a child via videoprofiles in Change One Life database. They are great in showing what the kid is. - says Anna, who adopted the child. - Just few minutes were enought to decide about the child to take to our family. Someone can think it's wierd  - to choose the kid from the database, like in a shop. This thought worried me at the beginning, but then I realized that I'm not choosing, but looking for my future child. Who would be my destiny. And I just need to recognise him from hundreds of others.

In his videoprofile Vitalik was described as little leader, curiouse and compassionate. It's just like he is. " 

Now 5 years passed since Vitalik has been found by Anna. He became beloved son and loving brother.

In fact, in Russia adopters and forster parents need to search for a child themselves, and the social services are not able to find families for all children who live in orphanages. 

So thousands of children are still left without parents as they were not found by those who can share their love and care.

That's why we continue making short films about all these kids and keep telling about them everywhere we are able to. 

Thanks to your support 680 children are not invisible any more: of all ages - newborn and teenagers, from all over Russia.

Here you can see and hear them too.

And 165 boys and girls are in families now, just like Vitalik. 

Thank you for making this world better for children left without parents care!

Anya and Natalya
Anya and Natalya

Dear friend,

Here is the story how videoprofile can help the orphan child to find new parent.

Anya lived in an Siberian orphanage and dreamed to go to Sochi. She whatched Olimpic games in Sochi and wished to get there once in her life.

40-yeard old Natalya lived in Sochi and was looking for a child.
Once while Natalya was studing on parental courses for foster families there was a task to imagine the future child. Whith all the details: age, how he looks, character. 

"I've decided that my girl would be Anna, she's 7-9 years old, from distand Siberian village. It's just came to me like this" - says Natalya. - "I've begun to look for my Anya.
I've opened the database of Change One Life Foundation, typed this name in search field and looked through many video profiles of girls whith such names.
Can't say that I felt something special when I saw my Anya's profile. In that video girl shared she wish to be a doctor and to save lives. But in fact she needed urget help herself.
Honestly, I've watched the video and continued my searches.

A week later I've seen the post of foster mother Eugenia about Anya. Eugenia took a girl to her family from the same orphanage where Anya lived.
Anya came to her and asked to make her foto and to tell about her in the internet.
At that moment I thought - why not?! Then everything went smoothly, and just 2 weeks it took from the moment I've made a decision to the day I've got the documents for foster parent for Anya.

The meaning of video profile of orphan kids is huge, because video can create the emotional portrait of the child, it opens the door to the child world a little bit."

We have a great news - 16 000 orphan children from the  database of Change One Life Foundation have found parents/

Whith your support we can continue our mission - to give change for a family for all children in Russian orphanages.

We invite you to take part in July Bonus Day on Global Giving on 18th of July.

All the donations starting at $100 and up to $1,000 will be matched while $130,000 in matching funds remain. The higher the donation, the higher the match!

Together we can help chilren still waiting for a family.

Thank you!

Video profile helped Polina find the family
Video profile helped Polina find the family

This month we celebrate a Birthday -  7 years of work of our foundation Change One Life.

7 years - is it much or little?  

It's 44 368 children from orphanages who received video profiles. It's 15 534 kids who are in families already. It's 78 regions of Russia where our project works. And it means many hours of specialists' consultations for foster parents, and online courses for them. It's a countless materials about adoption and foster parenting on our website. And thousands of happy families.

All of these could not happen without your support and your belief that every child should have a family. 

And only you can help us to continue our way to the world without orphans. 

Please, give us the most important and the most precious present to whom we're helping. 

Support us in Little by Little Campaign starting 9:00 ET on April 8th and ending on April 12, 2019

These 5 days every donation to our project up to 50$ would be matched 60% untill the bonus funds lasts. 

Small donations can make a big change.

Thank you from the behalf of every child you are helping!

"We had a merry New Year. I like when there are so many of us. It's never boring on New Year, and in other times too. How did I spent New Year before I don't remember. I remember I lived in orphanage and there were no celebrations there. 

When I grow up I'll celebrate New Year in family curcle. And I wish to have a big family, with dogs and cats, and spend a good time together."

These are the words of Roma. Five years ago he has found family thanks to videoprofile made by Change One Life Foundation.

He has got to orphanage just when he was born. If the videoprofile of him hasn't been made, probably he stayed in orpnage by now. And he could remain invisible, one of a thousands children. 

Now Roma lives in big and harmonious family. He has mother, father, brothers and sisters. Bogdana, his little sister, also lived in orphanage before, and the only wish she had is to find a real family. 

Thank you for long way you've passed with us! 

For changing lives donations.

For 597 videoprofiles for children living in orphanages.

For 146 kids in families.

For your belief that every child should live in family.

Lets give all children needing family chance to have it.

It's best present not only for upcoming year, but for the whole life! 

"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! 


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Charity Foundation 'Change one life'

Location: Moscow - Russia
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @change_one_life
Project Leader:
Ekaterina Fedosova
Moscow, Moscow Russia
$41,968 raised of $60,000 goal
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