Unites NGOs, churches, companies, public and private persons, all having a single purpose: that each child should benefit from the love, support and safety of belonging to a family
Our hope is that, by working together, we would inspire and equip people “to learn to do right, seek justice and help the oppressed” and, above all, “take care of the orphans”. Among our initiatives we have the Annual Summit, the campaign “We also care”, “Orphan Sunday”, “The Consortium for Instructing in Understanding and Treating Trauma” and the “An unforgettable weekend” project.
More than simply creating a program, AFRO desires to mobilize our society towards caring for children in difficult situations. Our dream, therefore, is that Romania would become a country of people which invest their time, talents and resources in order to care for these children.
The values of ARFO
Jesus Christ – God
God is directly and personally involved in protecting vulnerable children. Our motivation, passion, purpose and approach is based on His love for people, and especially for children in difficult situations. God’s relationship with humankind is defined by adoption. God has adopted us and is a Father to the orphan. He is at the center of the adoption initiative. (Exodus 22:21, 22, Deuteronomy 10:18, Psalm 10:14, Isaiah 58: 5 – 12, Isaiah 1:17, James 1:27, John 3:16, John 1:12, 13)
Each child has intrinsic value and deserves the unconditional right of a holistic development. A child is not primarily a future adult, but a child is first and foremost the unique and precious creation of God.
The Christian community, which reflects God’s sacrificial love, has the mandate to care for the orphan written in its DNA. (James 1:27)
A healthy family is the best context in which a child can develop and grow/flourish. The biological family is the first option in which a child should grow up. But when children lose their first family, the solution is always found in another family.
Unconditional love is not enough. The way we care for children must be guided by knowledge and wisdom. We try to promote excellency in the way we care for children in accordance with Christian principles and the best research, studies and practices available.
We collaborate in bringing together all those who believe in these values in order to see them be embraced by the whole of society and to allow transformation to happen.
The ARFO team
Asociația Părinților Adoptivi Bihor
Asociația “Rise Together”
Asociația “Umanitară Barnaba – Sebiș”
Fundația “Căminul Speranței”
Fundația “Casa Speranței”
Asociația Calvary Ministry Romania
Elena Virginia Nica
Ionuț Alexandru Șerban
Mircea Emil Sticea
Niculina Cristina Buta
Oana Alexandra Morcan
Sebastian Ioan Krajcsi
Vasile Adrian & Ștefania Charlotte Curta