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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
Children before and after they've found new family
Children before and after they've found new family

Dear friends, 

More than 50 thousand children have got videoprofiles made by our Foundation. These boys and girls are not invisible any more. 

And 763 of them have got a chance for a family within your support on GlobalGiving! 

How videoprofiles helped parents to recognise that the child would be the the one they would call daughter or son? 

Marina: "When I saw the photo of this girl in state database of orphan children, I was just scrolling. But when I've seen her video... I watched it several times a day, couldn't stop - I liked her so much!"

Natalia: "Words they said in videoprofile came right into my heart. Girls need attentive and wise parents. Would we be able to become such a parents? We watched the video again and again. We've remembered how sisters move, how they react, looking attentively, if they have earrings, thinking about the presents we can prepare for them..."

50 thousand children - it's more than there are children in state database by now, acording to oficial statistics. It's more we can imagine. 

50 thousand little lives.

50 thousand chances.

If it was't you, this wouldn't happen!

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Varya and Ekaterina
Varya and Ekaterina

In May 2019 Change One Life foundation have made a videoprofile for Varya, orphan child. 

Her story was tragic. Varya's parents died in car crush, and Varya herself had a serious trauma - she could move only in wheel chair. Girl got to orphanage. She had 3 dreams: to find family, get well and visit Paris. They seemed to be pipe dreams.

Ekaterina have seen videoprofile of Varya and felt like she was her own child. It seemed strange to her that Varya lived somewhere else, not in her family.

When Ekaterina have shown the video to her husband they rushed to prepare nessesary documents to become foster parents.

Soon Varya became the part of their family.

So the first dream of Varya came true. Now girl is recovering. 

Thank you for giving chance for a family to children like Varya! 

Thanks to you and your support we have created videoprofiles for 722 children, and 179 of them are now in foster families or adopted. 

Please help us to continue the project and make children wishes come true! 

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Charity Foundation 'Change one life'

Location: Moscow - Russia
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Twitter: @change_one_life
Project Leader:
Ekaterina Fedosova
Moscow, Moscow Russia
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