Family and Children
About the program

The Family and Children Programme is aimed to enable every child to live and be brought up in a family. In the first instance, we promote preservation of children in their blood families. We also help to ensure that children left without care of blood parents find a new family and grew up as independent and thriving boys and girls. When forming the program, we rely on the results of research, expert opinion and evaluation of programme activities, including participatory assessment involving children. We focus on foster parents: improving their parental competencies and providing quality consultancy support.

«Society» Focus Area

Support for projects that change attitudes towards orphans and the family in society. Staff members of the Foundation are a part of dedicated working groups, participating in public councils and expert discussions.

«Expert Infrastructure» Focus Area

Development and dissemination of technology that enhances the availability and quality of professional assistance to families and children.

«Regional Projects» Focus Area

Support for regional organizations willing to improve their professional skills and learn from the best practices of their acknowledged colleagues. Work with foster families in the Villages — compact settlements in the Russian regions.


Children should grow up within a family; but, unfortunately, not every parentless child can be adopted and, for some children, the professional foster family is the best kind of family arrangement. We regard fostering to be an important constituent part of the overall system addressing the needs and environment of an individual child. We believe that the foster family combines love with professionalism.

Elena Timchenko
The most important events
Competitions and Grants
All-Russian competition «Family Fairway»
The competition is aimed at supporting and disseminating the experience of practices with proven effectiveness in the sphere of family organization and the prevention of social orphanhood and the protection of childhood.
Achievements 2021
The programme defines key performance indicators utilised to summarize the results, measure the outcome of the implemented projects, and assess the effectiveness of the programme on an annual basis. The obtained results are also utilised to plan the future activities and projects of the programme.

children remained in their blood families


children placed with foster families


abandonments prevented in foster families


children have improved well-being

Report 2021 Read
Photo and video gallery
Knowledge base
“Not Alone” Online Website Project

“Adaptation” Documentary Series

“Pages Of Memories”

Оксана Рудова

“Strengthening Family Bonds – 2”

Екатерина Печуричко

“Lisa The Traveler”

Цветкова А.

“Alone With The School” - School Diary Of A Foster Mother From An Orphanage

Гобова Е.С.

“Strengthening Family Bonds” Regional Projects Experience On The Social Orphanhood Prevention And Family-Based Child Placement Of Orphans

Печуричко Е.

“Steps Of Our Love” Practical Guide For Substitute Families

Гайкалова А.И.

“Family-Based Child Placement In Russia” The Status And Problems Of The Institutional And Family-Based Child Placements Of Orphans And Children Left Without Parental Care In Russia.

“Profession – Parent” Capacity-Building For Parents In The Education Of Children In Substitute Families. The Program And The Educational-Methodical Manual On Preparation Of Parents.

Гобова Е.С.

“Learn How To Be Together” Social, Pedagogical And Psychological Capacity-Building For Parents: A Sense Of Attachment As The Basis Of Child-Parent Relations.

Гобова Е.С.

Wrong Stork And Other “Our Stories”