Hello and welcome to About A Child. Thank you for coming by and reading our stories. Let's start with a short introduction.
I consider myself one of the luckiest people to find my dream and live it every day
- by helping children from orphanages all over the world find new families and brighter futures. I am also a lucky mom of a precious little girl. Someday, I am hoping to get an older brother for her, but like many moms out there, still waiting for my husband to embrace the idea of adoption.
I grew up in Ukraine, but then my parents immigrated to U.S. when I was
twelve. Since I knew practically no English, the adjustment process was
difficult. Yet frustration of those first few months helps me relate to
what many school-aged adopted kids face upon arrival. I finished
high school and was fortunate to receive some scholarships to go on to Stanford.
At first, I was unsure of my English skills and felt more comfortable with exact
sciences, ultimately completing Masters of Science in Operations Research.
Like many of my friends in Silicon Valley, I was first drawn to high-tech
industry, but in a few years realized that the world of software is not as
fulfilling to my heart. I explored possible volunteering opportunities
where I could do something to help my former compatriots, especially needy
children. International adoption and orphanages humanitarian work became
my passion and now a career. Every day that I look on pictures of children
who found new homes and families, or at least sponsors overseas, I find more
energy, joy, and... hope to see more kids happier and healthier.
I will be very happy to hear from you at email@example.com about adopting or sponsoring
children in need. Thank you for all you can do.
Social Services Director
My journey began
during a college internship at an international adoption agency.
It didn't take long to realize what an awesome career field I
had stumbled upon. Once I began to witness the rewards of
working in the adoption field; I knew it was for me! I always
knew I wanted a unique job; something I could be proud
of, but most importantly a job that I love and allows me to
follow my passion-seeing smiles on faces that may not have
otherwise been there. Since graduating with a bachelor's
degree in Child and Family Services, I have had the opportunity
to experience several positions within the adoption field:
Adoption Associate, Agency Social Worker, Eastern European
Program Director, and Independent Adoption Investigator. I
am proud to be connected with About A Child as the Social
Service Director. Outside of being a parent to two beautiful
girls, bringing families and children together is by far the
most rewarding job there is. I take pride in what I do and I
look forward to helping you build or add to your family through
the wonderful journey of adoption.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ukrainian Program Case Manager
At a very young age I knew that someday I wanted to help
change the life of another person thru the miracle of adoption. I would see TV
programs that showed orphaned children in need and I would usually break out in
tears. I grew up in a small town and was lucky enough to find the love of my
life there. We dated for a couple of years and then got married and were able to
make our home in the same town surrounded with the support of our family. After
5 wonderful years of marriage, I was finally able to persuade my husband to
share my dream of adoption. A friend recommended we contact Carla for a
homestudy, and the rest is history in the making. We are now the proud parents of a 2 year old boy who began his life
journey in Ukraine. He is a wonderful addition to our family and now we cannot
even imagine life without him. After traveling and experiencing the road to
adoption firsthand, I wanted to share my story with others and be a resource to
families who are just starting out. I am very proud to be a part of About A Child
and help grow your family like Victoria and Carla helped grow
I would love to
answer any questions you may have about the process at
email@example.com and would love to be a part
of your adoption journey.
Russian Program Case Manager
Hello, my name is Barbara Johnson and I am the mother of a beautiful 1
year old little girl from Russia. My husband and I adopted our
daughter in December 2008. She is the joy of our lives. My husband
and I always talked about adopting one of our children as far back as
college where we met, now we are seriously considering adopting our
second one as well. Adoption has always had a special place in my
heart as my aunt was adopted. With that I was fortunate enough to
witness first hand how wonderful a thing adoption is.
I received my degree from college in Information Technology and have
been working in the field as a Web Designer for nine years, but I have
now shifted paths to help other families be united with their
children. Having experience the process first hand I hope to be a valuable
asset to families starting their journey.
Please don't hesitate in
emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Serbia Program Case Manager
My journey with adoption began with a desire to complete our family by adopting a little boy.
What I thought was going to be a one-time adoption to complete our family turned in to a life
changing moment in a small orphanage in Ukraine when my life was forever changed by the plight of
orphans. Since 2007, my husband & I, along with our 3 biological children, have welcomed
the addition of children from Ukraine, Serbia & Bulgaria to our ever growing family. In addition
to the 3 international adoptions that I have completed, I have also volunteered for a non-profit
advocacy group that allowed me to continue to be the voice for waiting children all over the world.
That volunteer work gave me the opportunity to work closely with families adopting internationally & to
gain the knowledge and experience needed to become a member of the About A Child staff. Our family had
such a wonderful experience working with About A Child during our adoptions and I am honored to now have
the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing team that advocates for orphans all over the world and
works hard to unite them with forever families.
I am happy to answer any questions about the process and
joys that come through adoption. You can reach me directly at