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Newspapers and TV about our project

A Foreign Orphan: Are little orphans from Zaporizhzhia Objects of Help or Just “Fancy Puppies”?

Published: May 14, 2012, 11:055588

The ReporterUA has interviewed supporters and opponents of foreign adoption in Ukraine. They all told us why Americans adopt Ukrainian children with Down Syndrome and use them as fashion accessories at the parties of foreign adoptive parents

A British Charity Wants to Tell the World about the Special Children in the Kalinovka Orphanage

Published: March 7, 2012, 14:002832

British volunteers are going to make a documentary about the orphans of the Kalinovka Orphanage and show it on the world-famous BBC channel

The American family adopts a child with special needs from the Kalinovka Orphanage

Published: March 1, 2012, 21:009217

For the first time in history of Kalinovka Orphanage for severely disabled children one of its little orphans was finally adopted!

Corporate responsibility programmes can be more efficient with the participation of non-governmental organizations

Published: January 18, 2012, 0:002343

Non-governmental organizations can influence the forming and implementation of business corporate social (public) responsibility programmes actively. The participants of the Second Regional Forum were trying to find the efficient ways of such influence

Business on generousity in Zaporozhye — a small experiment by Subbota Plus newspaper

Published: January 17, 2012, 13:002290

Common people often respond to charity pleas. But they don’t know where their donated money really goes

Photo and Video Report: Special-Needs Children at a Zaporozhye Region Internat Find a “Happy Home”— reporter.zp.ua

Published: December 13, 2011, 23:4010047

Today, 1 December 2011, in the village of Kalinovka (Zaporozhye Region) the first family-type home in the region was opened for nine special-needs children

Good Adventures at the Ivan Spring...

Published: August 26, 2011, 15:004761

27 children from large, low-income, single-parent and rural families from the Zaporozhye region entered the camp called Adventurers' (a la Mayne Ried) on July 22 2011

«Subbota plus» newspaper: Handicapped children in Zaporozhye lack socks and fellowship

Published: November 8, 2010, 16:004107

About the problems of children with special needs, which they face in orphanages

Full length story of FYP's journey to Kalinovka Orphanage, Ukraine 2010

Published: October 21, 2010, 16:007040

On 29th July 2010 Vinca Petersen set off with Zena Merton (film maker) and Simon Dyer on a trip to a remote part of Eastern Ukraine that would change all their lives, and hopefully the lives of many others

TV channel “Inter”: “In details with…Selective charity”

Published: October 18, 2010, 18:006630

In this material were shown a governor of Zaporozhue region, employees of charity fund “Happy Child”, orphanage for children with special needs in Kalinovka, orphanage “Sun” and other institutions.

Publications found: 27

Publications are shown from 11 to 20

Happy Child foundation - effective help to the most needy children of the Zaporozhye region, Ukraine, since 2004

More than 16 years of trust of donors and benefactors, thousands of aid transaction processed every year. Full transparency in the usage of donation
You donated $264 326 in 2020

Our expenses in 2020

161 sick children: $162 184 
Medical equipment: $10 907
To disabled orphans: $27 910
To eco-village for orphans: $14 714
To orphans and poor families: $5 932
To adults ("Helpus" charity): $8 471
Administration and fundraising: $28 338
Total sum of expenses: $267 953 

$4 831 650 donated since 2007

They need help:

Evgeny Sechin, born 2002 - Acute myeloid leukemia

Evgeny Sechin, born 2002 - Acute myeloid leukemia

Violetta Kim, born 2015 - Sensorineural hearing loss 3-4 stage

Violetta Kim, born 2015 - Sensorineural hearing loss 3-4 stage

Alisa Onufriyeva, born in 2007 - cystic fibrosis

Alisa Onufriyeva, born in 2007 - cystic fibrosis

Kirill Karpachev (born 28 June 2000) and Timofei Karpachev (born 22 November 2011) – Cystic fibrosis, mixed form

Kirill Karpachev (born 28 June 2000) and Timofei Karpachev (born 22 November 2011) – Cystic fibrosis, mixed form

Arthur Kerimov, born in 2011 - symptomatic myoclonic epilepsy

Arthur Kerimov, born in 2011 - symptomatic myoclonic epilepsy


A Child Needs a Family: Yulia P., born in 2005

A Child Needs a Family: Yulia P., born in 2005

A Child Needs a Family: Karina S., born in 2003

A Child Needs a Family: Karina S., born in 2003

Information for non-Ukrainians wishing to help or adopt an orphan from Ukraine

Information for non-Ukrainians wishing to help or adopt an orphan from Ukraine