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 position today where this is an accepted practice.

Children’s Hearts have, since the work started, been largely responsible for the fostering of over 70 orphans into local Christian families. The local authorities who had worked with our partners have since established an active fostering programme of their own, so the pioneering work of Children’s Hearts has now moved to one of maintaining support, as necessary, for those families they had introduced to fostering.