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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, 14:401672

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, 13:001237

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, 12:502558

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, 11:502009

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, 11:102585

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, 15:001571

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, 13:101843

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, 10:002616

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, 10:002051

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, 15:403676

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 $256 330 in 2020

Our expenses in 2020

153 sick children: $143 953 
Medical equipment: $9 258
To disabled orphans: $27 848
To eco-village for orphans: $14 044
To orphans and poor families: $5 890
To adults ("Helpus" charity): $8 424
Administration and fundraising: $25 527
Total sum of expenses: $243 680 

$4 824 243 donated since 2007

They need help:

Alisa Onufriyeva, born in 2007 - cystic fibrosis

Alisa Onufriyeva, born in 2007 - cystic fibrosis

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

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

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

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


A Child Needs a Family: Innokentiy L., born in 2004

A Child Needs a Family: Innokentiy L., born in 2004

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

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

Orphans who have found a family

Orphans who have found a family