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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, 14:401684

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, 13:001248

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, 12:502571

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, 11:502027

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, 11:102595

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, 15:001582

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, 13:101850

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, 10:002631

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, 10:002058

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, 15:403681

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 $266 372 in 2020

Our expenses in 2020

162 sick children: $162 876 
Medical equipment: $10 907
To disabled orphans: $30 180
To eco-village for orphans: $14 735
To orphans and poor families: $5 932
To adults ("Helpus" charity): $8 535
Administration and fundraising: $29 221
Total sum of expenses: $272 080 

$4 833 697 donated since 2007

They need help:

Pelageya Nesterenko, 2 y.o. – Cystic Fibrosis, Severe Condition

Pelageya Nesterenko, 2 y.o. – Cystic Fibrosis, Severe Condition

Natalya Kisluk, born February 28, 1992 - mixed form cystic fibrosis

Natalya Kisluk, born February 28, 1992 - mixed form cystic fibrosis

Yegor Bespalyi, born in 2017 - Severe cystic fibrosis

Yegor Bespalyi, born in 2017 - Severe cystic fibrosis

Alisa Onufriyeva, born in 2007 - cystic fibrosis

Alisa Onufriyeva, born in 2007 - cystic fibrosis

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

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


A Child Needs a Family: Alexey G., born in 2005

A Child Needs a Family: Alexey G., born in 2005

The Story of Someone’s Destiny: Julia A.

The Story of Someone’s Destiny: Julia A.

A Child Needs a Family: Marina K., born in 2003

A Child Needs a Family: Marina K., born in 2003