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Foster families

The Happy Child Charitable Foundation with support of the Democracy Grants Program of the US Embassy in Ukraine launches a project to provide legal support to orphans and foster families in Zaporizhzhia region

Published: June 20, 2017, 14:401654

On Children’s Day, we signed a project agreement “Legal support of deprived children in Zaporizhzhia region” with the US Embassy in Ukraine

“Happy Child” appeals to everyone who helps orphans find their families

Published: October 7, 2015, 13:001226

Please, join and help us to equip the “Happy Home” for foster families!

Orphanage System in the Zaporozhzhye Region – Expensive, Inefficient, but… Financially Beneficial?

Published: October 7, 2014, 12:502534

Instead of supporting the family, Ukrainian government spends more than 1,300 US dollars to keep one child in an orphanage. Education and Science Department of Zaporozhzhye Regional State Administration is thinking how to save jobs for orphanage staff

Support Mom and Dad’s Little Helpers, Please!

Published: September 27, 2013, 11:501993

The eternal truth is – every child needs loving and caring parents. Please help this foster family enlarge their house so they can welcome more orphans into their home!

Happiness Messengers For an Ordinary Family

Published: April 30, 2013, 11:102565

It is well known that in the process of preparing and legalization of documents for a child’s guardianship, the child is initially chosen by the parents-to be; but it happens otherwise, too...

Why Are City Authorities from Zaporozhye Reinventing the Wheel in Foster Care?

Published: January 17, 2013, 15:001561

One more time the Governor voiced his support of the existing orphan care system and lack of trust to foster and adoptive parents. So will we keep on wasting millions to support children’s homes rather than develop family types of foster care?

Who is going to Ashghabat, or the Year of children's crafts

Published: January 6, 2013, 13:101830

There was something odd about the all-Ukrainian conference on children's rights protection under chairmanship of the President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych that took place in Kiev on 4th December

"Happy Child" Children's Village: From Dream to Reality

Published: November 12, 2012, 10:002592

The «Happy Child" foundation is actively working on creating the first children's eco-village in the Zaporizhzhia region, which will provide families for up to 30 orphaned children

Foster Families: Good or Evil?

Published: July 16, 2012, 10:002043

One more story about the challenges of family child care in Ukraine

Ukrainian Citizens Adopt Children and Then Give Them Back to Orphanages

Published: April 2, 2012, 15:403654

During the last two years the number of adopted children decreased in our country. But we can’t say that there is any indifference to orphans. And the number of people who want to adopt a child didn’t become smaller…

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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 $231 992 in 2020

Our expenses in 2020

135 sick children: $127 468 
Medical equipment: $7 759
To disabled orphans: $25 169
To eco-village for orphans: $12 386
To orphans and poor families: $5 380
To adults ("Helpus" charity): $8 424
Administration and fundraising: $21 761
Total sum of expenses: $216 815 

$4 799 906 donated since 2007

They need help:

Alisa Onufriyeva, born in 2007 - cystic fibrosis

Alisa Onufriyeva, born in 2007 - cystic fibrosis

Olga Pavlenko, born in 2002, high degree cystic fibrosis

Olga Pavlenko, born in 2002, high degree cystic fibrosis

Vladislav Bogomazov, 6 years old - Cystic fibrosis, severe course

Vladislav Bogomazov, 6 years old - Cystic fibrosis, severe course

Natalya Kisluk, born February 28, 1992 - 24 years old - mixed form cystic fibrosis.

Natalya Kisluk, born February 28, 1992 - 24 years old - mixed form cystic fibrosis.

Yegor Bespalyi, born in 2017 - Severe cystic fibrosis

Yegor Bespalyi, born in 2017 - Severe cystic fibrosis


A Child Needs a Family: Victor M., born in 2003

A Child Needs a Family: Victor M., born in 2003

A Child Needs a Family: Kirill D., born in 2008

A Child Needs a Family: Kirill D., born in 2008

The Story of Someone’s Destiny: Julia A.

The Story of Someone’s Destiny: Julia A.