ChildAid formed Children’s Hearts in 2008 as a direct response to the huge need in the city of Kamianske (formerly Dneprodzerzhinsk). Initially the work focused on promoting a fostering programme across local churches.

By working with local and other relevant authorities, Children’s Hearts supported a move from where there was no tradition or planning of fostering, to the positio now where this is an accepted practice.

Children’s Hearts were largely responsible for the fostering of over 70 orphans into Christian families since the work started. The local authorities now have an active fostering programme so this pioneering work has now moved to maintaining support, as necessary, for those families we introduced to fostering.