Essential changes in Romania’s human rights for children – Positive effects for tens of thousands of children

The Romanian President issued the Decree to enforce the modifications brought to Law 272/2004 on Children’s Rights and Protection. The modifications contain procedural aspects designed to reduce bureaucracy in the child welfare system and to offer greater chances for abandoned children to experience life in a family.  Among the main modifications: Reduction of the bureaucratic […]

Narcis and Cristi: same story and different outcome.

Narcis si Cristi

Author: Nathanael Burke As a very young child, Narcis was abandoned by his biological parents. Fortunately, he was also adopted at a young age by parents who now love and care for him as their own. Narcis’ parents have been trained to understand the impact of trauma on his development and to recognize the influence […]

Love in the Time of a Pandemic II

Dragoste în perioada pandemiei II

Do you remember the 3 extraordinary children, with significant medical deficiencies, that through a miracle found families in one of the most difficult periods in human history? Stelian has Down syndrome, Gabriel has tracheostomy and gastrostomy (he breathes and feeds through tubes), and Eric has hydrocephalus, West Syndrome, and at least for now, he can’t […]

Impressions after first online Summit

Impresii după primul Summit Online

The first Romania Without Orphans online Summit just finished. “Everyone can do something” was the message that stuck in the minds of the participants and the most common response was “it didn’t last long enough”

Love in the time of a pandemic

dragoste in perioada pandemiei

Stelian, Gabriel, and Eric, three one-year old children, with major medical problems were abandoned in a Bucharest hospital. At a time when such a thing seemed impossible, these children discovered what Christian hospitality and the warmth of a family means. The adventure of them and their daring parents inspires us and challenges us to dream and act more..despite the pandemic.