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Romania Without Orphans Alliance (ARFO)

A family for every child

The Problem

Vulnerability is a vicious circle. Whenever things get more difficult for any society, the vulnerable become even more vulnerable.

Over 46.000 children are in the social care system in Romania.


Orphaned children

Loose 1-2 IQ points per month in residential care (according to Harvard)

Are up to 10x more likely to be trafficked (according to FBI data)

Are 4 times more likely to commit suicide in teenage years (Pilowsky & Wu, 2006)

ARFO addresses the problem collaboratively and systemically

We don’t only need to change lives, we need to change the system and eliminate the vulnerability of orphanhood in children.

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impactul colectiv

Isolated impact


Collectiv impact

ARFO 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..

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Our areas of activity:


We strongly believe that, in most cases, the best place for a child is their biological family. However, many families abandon these children because of material motivations, finances, or major difficulties. We often find that the local community can intervene and help prevent the abandonment of the children.

Promoting Adoption

In the instances where children lose their biological families, the answer is to find each of them a healthy family. We want to see many more families open their arms to children without parents.

Training & Support

A child that experienced trauma, even just the separation from his or her family, needs special attention. We want to help educate those who care for these children, in families or in transition towards a family, to do their best.

Lobby & Advocacy

We believe the government should be a support for families that want to adopt. Because of this, we support the reduction of bureaucracy of the adoption process and ensure a smooth transition from abandonment to reintegration or adoption.

Read more about our activities

Support the activity of Romania without Orphans Alliance, by directing 3.5% of the income tax free of charge.

All you have to do is fill in the “form 230” digitally or physically (printed, completed, scanned) and send it to our email address to submit it on your behalf to ANAF (According to ANAF order no. 936/2020, published in Official Gazette no. 325/2020.) until May 25, 2022.

How do I complete and submit Form 230 online?

  1. Download the form above
  2. Fill in the editable fields
  3. Sign using handwritten signature
  4. Send it to us at 

How do I sign?

  1. You must have downloaded Adobe Reader
  2. Click Edit – marked with the graphic sign of a pen – and choose Fill & Sign.
  3. Once you’ve done that, look for a pen icon. Click on it and start signing in the lower left field, under “Taxpayer Signature”
  4. Click Done to complete the process. The signature will be saved.

The good news is that you can either draw the signature with the mouse or upload an image of it. To upload the image is simple: sign on a white sheet, take a picture, crop just the signature and upload it in the field mentioned above.

Video Completion Tutorials Form 230

Frequently Asked Questions About Form 230

Only until May 25, 2022.

You need to fill in by hand, in capital letters, section I that contains your identification data and sign the Taxpayer’s Signature. Ready!

You will see that the year and the ARFO data are already filled in.

No. There is no need to attach the Tax File, and the redirected amount will be calculated and filled in by the tax inspector.

No. It is your choice on how to use some of the money you have already transferred to the state, as a tax on income earned in 2020. If you do not choose to support a specific cause, the entire amount will remain in the state budget.

From 2020 all non-profit organizations can receive up to 3.5% of income tax.

Yes, we really recommend that in the context of the pandemic you avoid traveling and send the scanned form to us.