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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
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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

We think it’s time for us to remember how our project on Global Giving started. Just a little bit more than 2 years ago we’d put the aim to help 50 orphan children to find families.

Now it’s time to find out did our efforts worth it.

Your support gave us the resources to make the video profiles for 267 children living in orphanages. And 51 child found parents already – almost every 5th child!

 It’s a really exciting thing – to be the part of the miracle, when so many lives can be changed by such a simple thing as donation.

We’d like to share with you the story from the family who adopted girl Sasha.

«When our 4th child was born we decided to help one more child to grow up happily. While we were preparing documents, we had to decide – who can be our child, where is he, how old is he? While I was watching video profiles of children, I found her and she found me.

Our child appeared to be the 10 year-old girl. She spent 5 years in horrible orphanage. If I knew about her before, I’ rather took her home as she only had been placed to orphanage. Her name is Sasha, just as mine. She’s so wonderful and kind, it’s not easy to find such children even in families. It would be 2 years since we’d been together. Thank you for your work, thanks to donors who give the opportunity to make video profile. This film was the reason why the destiny of girl has changed.”

And we’d like express our gratitude too. Thank you for believing that together we can change the lives of orphan children for better. For caring for those, who live without parents care. For thinking about kids whom you’ve never met.

At her moment there are about 70 thousand children in Russia who still need parents. Our Foundation have made more than 20 thousands of video profiles, and more than 6 thousand children found families already.

As you can see we still have a lot to do, and we need your further support.

Especially we need the constant support by recurring donations. They help us to plan the production of films, and we can be sure that children would not suffer in loneliness only because of lack of funds.

Lets make everything we can to bring orphans to parent’s love and care!

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Sofia with her loving parents
Sofia with her loving parents

Dear friends,

Autumn has come with the wonderful news. Your support was extremely helpful, and it let us to make 90 video profiles of orphan children. Now they would become visible for those people who think of adoption.

There’s another small victory we’d like to share with you. Another 18 children from videos made thanks to your donations are now family kids. It’s a great change in their lives, and we wish them to be happey in real loving family.

Great deal of our database is formed by profiles of orphan children from distant regions of Russia. It’s not always simple for the ordinary family to buy quite expensive air tickets to make a flight over thousands of kilometers. So our foundation is realizing the program “Fly for the kid” with the air company, providing free tickets for adopters.

Leviny were thinking of adoption for quite a long time, without saying anything to their own kids. And what a surprise it was when children asked parents to adopt a sister. So it was a sign. Elina and Alexander have found the information about little Sofia in the database of our Foundation, and received free tickets to get to Magadan region – to take their daughter home. So now there’s a little sunshine Sofia in the family.

Together we can make more such a happy stories come true.

And this is the right day to make a greater imact. Your donation can change more lives of orphan children on Bonus Day on the 16th of September. Make a donation starting from 16:00 MSK (or 9:00 EDT) and our project would receive +30% bonus. Bonus would be available until all the matching funds would run out.

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

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Olya is at home now
Olya is at home now

It’s a middle of summer, but our project is not on vacations. We continue our mission in assisting orphan kids and their parents to find each other.

Each week we update our database with new video profiles of children, share videos in social media and mass media, consult parents and help some of them to have a free flights to distant regions to take kids home.

There are still so many kids all over Russia who are waiting  to become the part of a loving family. Just as it had happened with Elena and her husband, as they have found their seven children.

Here is the story how four kids have appeared in the family. In this 2015 parents have seen the video profile of five brothers and sisters on Change One Life project. And they’ve began to prepare documents. But just before the visit of social service Elena have learned that those children have found parents already. “We’ve decided that it’s a destiny, but as we had the documents ready, we’ve began to look for other children”. So Olya (12 y.o), her brother Anton (7y.o), Vika (6 y.o) and Dima (4 y.o.) we found.

Such a happy stories become real thanks to your donations. And your support is extremely important for us now. Your donation can change more lives of orphan children on Bonus Day on the 15th of July. Make a donation starting from 16:00 MSK (or 9:00 EDT) and our project would receive +40% bonus. Bonus would be available until all the matching funds would run out.

Let’s make more orphan children happy!

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12 year-old Eugene wished to have a family too
12 year-old Eugene wished to have a family too

The donations received by our project here on Global Giving have become the chance for 187 kids to find parents. And more and more kids have become loving sons and daughters. Among them are Viktoria, Pavel and Karina. The ages of these kids are “unpopular” if it’s possible to say, as the majority of Russian adopters search for newborn or a bit older kids. But Viktoria is 8, Pavel – is 6, and Karina – is 13 year old. And we are happy when these children find their way home, because they need love not less than others.

It’s one of the problems for Russian adoption, that there are even queues of registered future parents, who prepared all the documents and waiting when they would find small, cute and healthy child without brothers and sisters. Several months, or even years may pass until they would find such a child. But at the same time there are thousands of kids still waiting for parents. Real kids. In different health conditions, with brothers and sisters, and lot of them are teenagers. So videos let parents look not on the papers with child characteristics, like in a shop, but to see the real person. So it happened with was with Eugene – kid from our project “Life changing movies”. His new mother Margarita saw him in a short film and understood that he can be her son.

This is just the part of her long story

“Boy, 12 years-old. It attracted me how the boy is thinking, his drawing is so interesting. I went to the Tver region: “I’m the victim of cinema art, please give me the permission to meet with this boy. The social service specialist told me there were 3 parents who met up with boy but then disappeared. Kid was in hysterics what was wrong with him. So it was clear that if I go to 12 year boy, I have no right to disappear without any explanation. After the firs talk about him in his school it appeared that he was the best student.”  

Thank you for taking part in the lives of kids like Eugene! Teen also dream about family and videos help his future parent to see him as he is, and to imagine him in their family. 

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Dasha and Masha in new family of Alena and Andrey
Dasha and Masha in new family of Alena and Andrey

We have great news to share with you. At the moment we have 17000 videoprofiles of children who need parents in our database from 60 regions of Russia. And more than 3000 of them are in families now.

There's a share of your assistance in these results. Thanks to your support 154 films were shot and 24 kids - heroes of these videos - were brought to new families.

Many of these girls and boys have been in federal orphan database for a long time and no one ever asked of them. Poor quality photos and lack of information about kids, false diagnoses were quite serious barriers children and people who could decide to take them home.

Alena and Andrey had six children. A year and a half ago they adopted little Alice. And last autumn they saw in our database the videos of two sisters Dasha and Masha from Kemerovo Region. Alena was sure that girls are "their daughters" and soon they were taken home.

Alena says "Later I realized that two-year-Darya, the eldest of the sisters, is very like my younger daughter. Not even features but expressions, gestures. The way she moved, shy, smiling, eyes closed, seemed surprisingly familiar and dear. Dasha's photographs are not like that. If I saw a photo only, they would not touch me like that."

The whole story you can read here.

Ther's another wonderful news- there is a perfect chance to make more children happy by giving them family. Support us on Bonus Day on the 18th of March on Global Giving and your donation would get +30% bonus from Global Giving.  Bonus Day starts on 9:00 EST (17:00 by Moscow time) and bonus would be available until all the matching funds would run out.

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Charity Foundation 'Change one life'

Location: Moscow - Russia
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Ekaterina Fedosova
Moscow, Moscow Russia
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