Rares was left abandoned in the snow. Rares and his older sister were abandoned by their mother outside in the snow when they were four and five, respectively. They were eventually found by a kind soul who turned them over to the child protection. Child protection placed them in a state-run orphanage (for a few months) then into an Orthodox monastery. They remained at the monastery for about a year before they were eventually transferred to another state-run orphanage where they stayed until coming to... Read More
Maria was left abandoned in the snow. Maria and her younger brother were abandoned by their mother outside in the snow when they were five and four, respectively. They were eventually found by a kind soul who turned them over to the child protection. Child protection placed them a in state-run orphanage (for a few months) then into an Orthodox monastery. They remained at the monastery for about a year before they were eventually transferred to another state-run orphanage where they stayed until coming to... Read More
Tamara’s mother tried to sell her for drugs and alcohol. Tamara resides in Finding Hope’s Dream House in Batli, Moldova. She lives there with her biological brother Chiril. Tamara’s mother tried to trade her for drugs and alcohol when she was two. The Moldovan state intervened and rescued her, putting her into a foster care family (for a short time) and then with her grandmother. She stayed with her grandmother until she was eight. Her grandmother could no longer take care of her anymore, so... Read More
Chiril lives at Finding Hope in Balti, Moldova. Chiril resides in Finding Hope’s Dream House in Batli, Moldova. He lives there with his biological sister Tamara. He was given up by his mother when he was two months old, landing at first (for a short time) in a foster care family, then to his grandmother until he was seven. He stayed with his grandmother until she could no longer take care of him, upon which he was transferred to the Dream House (the Finding Hope... Read More
Izabella was sent to the state-run orphanage when she was three…. Izabella was sent to a state run orphanage when she was three because of abuse and severe neglect (her mother was a prostitue who was never around and her father was psychotic). Finally in early 2019, when she turned 12, she found the family she always wanted here at Finding Hope. Ever since she came to us, she has been such a joy. She is always talking (our most talkative child – will talk... Read More
Marius was abandoned at birth…. Marius was abandoned the day he was born. He spent the first two years of his life in the hospital nursery (rarely being held or picked up) and was then transferred to a state-run orphanage for 10 years. In early 2019 he finally found a home with us here at Finding Hope. Marius had a hard life in the state-run orphanage system…. Like all the boys and girls in state-run orphanages, Marius had a hard life there. He was beat... Read More
Ane’s mother abandoned her in field when she was three…. Ane’s mother abandoned her in a sheep pasture when she was just three years old. She was eventually found after two days, soaking wet (from rain), dehydrated, and very scared. The authorities took Ane to the state-run orphanage where she resided seven years until she came to live with us at Finding Hope in December 2018. Ane had a very hard life in the state-run orphanage…. Ane had a very hard time in the state-run... Read More
Paul grew up moving between state-run orphanages and foster care homes. His mother was a drug addict, abandoning Paul when he was just three. To add to these difficulties, Paul also has learning disabilities due to fetal alcohol syndrome.
Mihaela was given up to the state when she was five years old because her mother did not want the inconvenience of children anymore. So Mihaela grew up in the state-run orphanage system until she was eight. At eight, she was transferred to our care at Finding Hope Children's Home.
Since Mihaela became part of our home, she has been such a sweetheart. She is well-behaved, excels academically, and brings joy to everyone around her. But, like a lot of orphan children, she still struggles with a low self-esteem...
Danut was given up to the state when he was three years old because his mother did not want the inconvenience of children anymore. So Danut never knew his mother. His earliest memories were being confined in orphanage cribs. At five, he was transferred to our care at Finding Hope Children’s Home. Danut is a hilarious young man, full of constant giggles....
Daniel was abandoned in the hospital. He stayed there for six months until being taken in by his aunt. After three years with his aunt, she gave up him up to the state. He was subsequently placed with us at the Finding Hope Children’s Home. Daniel is fairly small for his age – the “baby” of our home. He is somewhat shy and slow to open up to others. He will likely need someone who is willing to push through...
D’Angelo was severely neglected…. D’Angelo was raised by a neglectful mother. He would constantly wander the streets alone in the town where he was from. Eventually the state took him from his mother and placed him with us, after he nearly died from accidently taking his mother’s drugs. D’Angelo is a kind, lively little guy…. D’Angelo is a kind, sweet, lively little boy. He is the “class clown” – fast becoming our in-house comedian. With his inquisitive and comic nature, we rarely go a day... Read More
Alina is a remarkably intelligent 17 year old girl. She was abandoned by her mother at at a very young age and raised in state-run orphanages ever since. Despite this, she excels in nearly every academic area, always scoring top marks. Her intelligence is matched only by her sweet and caring nature. She hopes to one day become a doctor or dentist, and unlike many of us, has the brains and work ethic to make this happen. Despite her goals, it is still incredibly difficult to climb out of poverty in Romania, especially....
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