Every Child Deserves a Loving Home

"Learn to do good; seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow."                                                                                                                        Isaiah 1:17 God, the Father of the orphans, gave us this responsibility "to seek justice, to protect the oppressed, to do justice to the fatherless, to plead for the widow." In our work in the Foster to Adopt…

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What Can You Wish More For Christmas Than a Forever Family

The LOVE that Valeria received in the foster family contributed to her amazing healing and development. Valeria comes from a very dysfunctional family, her mother with a disability degree, with severe mental and behavioral disorders, which abandoned her at birth in the hospital. Her father is unknown.  At the age of only 6 weeks, Valeria…

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Step by Step

“It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop” Confucius Sometimes in our work in Ogra it feels like we are taking small steps, but we are reminded everyday seeing these kids that the important thing is to keep going and not to stop. Three years ago we started enrolling the…

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A New Beginning

After a loooong summer vacation filled with activities, outings, and fun we started school with enthusiasm. The eight children living in Casa Juliana eagerly awaited this day even if they were a little bit nervous and some did not know what to expect. After the opening ceremony of the school year, our staff led each…

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TBRI Therapeutic Camp

It was such a blessing to be able to hold the first therapeutic camp in Romania following the TBRI method. We had a team prepared to work one on one with the 8 kids living in Casa Juliana; a very passionate team filled with love for the kids. Also the Barineau family, which was visiting…

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Foster To Adopt Department Update

The Foster to Adopt program continues on a weekly base with visit, TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) principles therapy and of course help and support for all kind of problems that come along the way. With the help of our partners “Stichting Livada” from Holland we were able to buy the necessary supplies that cover…

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New Tables, Office Desks and Bed Linens For The LOC Kids

Usually, vacation brings joy and smiles on the kids face because they don’t have to wake up early to go to school or no more homework, but this time vacation brought a surprise to the LOC kids from the group homes. While the kids were in town, with the help of the staff, we put…

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“Sometimes The Smallest Things Take Up The Most Room In Our Hearts”

To see the joy on Lorena’s face when celebrating her birthday,  when she had to make a wish and blow the candles on the cake prepared especially for her, when the present opened was exactly what she wished for (a laptop), when everyone around her was celebrating her, was extraordinary. It is an honor and…

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LOC Kids Graduating

Graduation Party This year four of our young ladies have graduated high school: Laura, Anna, Emese and Krisztina. We were present at their ceremonies where the teachers and tutors had only words of gratitude for the girls and for the staff who took care of their upbringing and education (especially in the case of Laura…

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Celebrating Easter with Rebecca Rasmussen Cinca

As many of you already know, we celebrated Easter in Romania together with the Orthodox Church on the 1st of May. In the one week off from school, the teens from Ana-Nadia had different activities organized by themselves and by the staff. In that week, Rebecca Rasmussen Cinca, their ex-house director  together with her husband…

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