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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
How we make video profiles of orphan children
How we make video profiles of orphan children

One life of a child that changed for better - is it much or not? 

We believe that it's really greate - to change even one destiny of a kid who live alone in orphanage with no one who cares for him. That's why we shot video profiles of boys and girls in more than 70 regions of Russia and assist future parents on their way to children.

So when we see that more than 9 thousand children from our database have found families - it makes us really happy. 

So we keep on going shooting video for other kids. Your support made it possible to create video profiles for more than 300 children. Thank you!

We wish to share with you some of the recent films - just to show you who are these boys and girsl.

Here is 3-years old Ilya. He likes hide somewhere and browse his favorite book with fairy tales. 

And here is Nastya. She's opened and honest girl, fond of drawing. 

Brothers Alexander and Andrey, they are of school age. Andrey plays soccer, likes brake dance and robotics.  Sasha spend much time playing on open air, though he likes board games too.  

Small Sasha, he's only one year old. And he needs parent so much, like every child. 

We wish all of these kids would meet their new parents and a new life would start  for them.

There's a greate chance to help other children who don't have yet video profiles. 

On the 29th of November there will be an unprecedented 50% matching #GivingTuesday donations. 

And all new recurring donations made from #GivingTuesday through December 31st will be matched at 200% up to $100, on the fourth donation! More information

Please support our project and make the best gift for an abandoned child - a hope for a family.

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Tanya in her new family
Tanya in her new family

It's very hard to predict what would be the future of a child living in the orpanage.

But video about kids which we shoot give hope that their future would be bright, and they would become the part of a real family.

When we made a video of 10 year old Tanya, kind, open and active girl. riding on a wheelchair, we couldn't imagine what would happen next. That soon this video would help her to meet new family of a Sergey Semak, famous football player, and his wife Anna. 

Anna have seen her video on our web site. And in few days she already came to the orpanage to get aquainted to Tanya. Anna was amazed that girl's weight was just 13 kg though she was 10 years old. Future mom promised Tanya to take her home. When Anna returned to her home town, she told Sergey about this girl. He was worried if they can manage the adoption. But Anna was sure that they do the right thing.

In a month they've prepared the documents and Anna took girl home. Sergey first have seen Tanya on the railway station, when they've just arrived. Sergey took her on his arms and girl called him Daddy at the moment. As parents say, it was a love at first sight.

We can make  such a miracles happen more frequent. 

On the 21st of September of June your support can make more orphan chilren happy. Your donation can receive 30% match on Bonus Day. Just make a donation starting from 13:00 MSK (or 6:00 am EDT)  or 19:00 MSK (12:00 pm EDT) on the 21st of SeptemberMore information about Bonus Day.

This day it's so easy to change the lifes of orphan kids for better! 

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Alina
Alina

Dear friends and supporters!

We're glad to share with you the news we have. Summer was the time when we contined making video profiles for orphan kids all over the Russia. And we've made short films for 25 kids thanks to your previous donations.

Little Alina is one of them. Alina is a sunny child, and for many of such kids it's extremely difficult to find parents. But as we see, video profiles really help parents to see in the child more than just Down syndrome or others diagnoses. It's just the child, special child, who needs care and love not less than all the others.

So we hope that Alina soon would meet her parents too, as thousands orphan children from our project. At the moment there are more than 26 thousand videoprofiles in our database, and more than 8 000 children have found families. So every third child is at home already. 

There's another project we've launched to make the dreams of children come true. It's the "Read to me" project. The fact is that nobody read books to children in orphanages, like parents do for their children. We try to change it even a little bit . Known Russian people read books personally for each child who asks to. We hope this would help to change the lives of orphan kids too, as they can be seen by those who can become their parents. And read them books at home, sitting side by side.

Thank you for your support! Together we would help more orphan children become loved sons and daughters. 

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Fedor in the family
Fedor in the family

There is so much we wish to tell you!

Our project on GlobalGiving has given the chance to find parents for 276 Russian orphans. We’ve made small films about them, placed those videos in our online-database, and many potential parents could see those children. At the moment 69 of the kids you’ve helped have already found families!

And more and more of them are teen kids who hardly believe that they are needed and wanted in a new family or children with special needs.

Here is the story told by foster parent Alexandra. We wish you also could see this simple miracle – when video profile helps family and child find each other.

“After the birth of our forth child we decided that we can help another kid to grow up and become happy. While we were preparing the documents and educating at school for foster parents, we needed to define who our child would be. Where is he? How old is he? Listing the video profiles I wished to see my child. And  finally I found her and she has found me.

Our kid appeared to be the 10– year old girl. She spent 5 years in an awful orphanage. If I knew about her before I would take her home at the moment she just got there. Her name is Sasha, just like mine. She is kind, sweet and good girl, it’s hard to find such child even in families. Soon there would be two years since we’re together."

And there’s another story about Fedor, 4-year old boy with the special needs, who also found parents thanks to video profile and donor's support. Read the story 

On the 15th of June your support can double the happy ends of children's stories. Your donation can receive 50% match on Bonus Day. Just make a donation starting from 16:00 MSK (or 9:00 EDT) on 15th of June. More information about Bonus Day.

It's so easy to change the lifes of orphan kids for better! 

Foundation results for 4 years of activity
Foundation results for 4 years of activity

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Velichko family with Alexey and Danil
Velichko family with Alexey and Danil

We're happy to share with you our news. Change One Life Charity Foundation for 3 years  has made a database of almost 24 thousand of video profiles of orphan children. And more than 7 thousand of these kids are already in families. So almost every third child get the chance to become daughter or son. It's really greate result for us, because after the first year of the program just only every 10th kid could find a family. 

So we've prepared the report about what happened in our Foundation for last 3 years: about our programs and achivements, events and supporters, parents and children who found each other.

As we see the situation with Russian orphan children, many of them are grown up, or have health problems, or have brothers and sisters and have to be settled in one family altogether. But many of future parents seek for small healthy children without siblings and not always can find such children. And to be honest, there are not so many people wishing to adopt or to become a foster parent at all. The society is not ready to see normal kids in orphans, there are many myths about them.

So our Foundation run different programs, which can help overcome these obstacles:

Twin Souls - project lets to see that orphans are just like us. Everybody can load his photo and to see the kids very alike.

We inform what children diagnoses mean, and what parents can do for children.

We give the opportunity for parents to receive the free avia tickets to distant regions - to pick up the kid from the ophanage.

It's important for us to support families after they've took children home. 

We organise the psychological consultations for adopters and foster parents.

Another new program - to provide the free online education for adopted children or children in foster families. It's not a secret that many kids living in orphanages do not have enough motivation to learn at school well. And when they come to a family the learning problems become obviouse. 

These projects are to change the lives of children of "unpopular categories" (if it's possible to say so).

And we're so happy to know about families and kids who found each other with our support. 

So that was the story of Velichko family. They've seen the video profile of teenager Alexey. When parents came to take him home, they've got acquainted with Danil. And it was impossible for them to leave him in orphanage. That's how Jury and Lilia received another two sons. 

That happy story, and many others,  could not happen without support of donors, without the donations for video profiles creation. 

On the 16th of March your support can make even greater imact. Your donation can change more lives of orphan children on Bonus Day. Make a donation starting from 16:00 MSK (or 9:00 EDT) and our project wouldreceive bonuses. More information about Bonus Day.

Let’s help other orphan children and parents meet each other!

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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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