There are no, “Lone Rangers” in successful ministry. We are thankful to have two godly, talented and dedicated women on our team. Julianna Citiriga is our social worker. Julianna has earned her Master’s in Social Work, her first job was in the capital city of Bucharest before joining us she worked as a case manager in foster care. All the parents love to talk to Julianna. She herself was adopted, and so she has a lot of first hand knowledge to pass on. Dana Fagadar is one of our psychologists. She is a faithful Christian who is able to shed insight on some of the most complicated situations. Dana has run a Crisis Pregnancy Center in our town for years and we are happy to have her on our team.
Building bridges into Romanian Churches and Government offices has taken a lot of work. We have overcome setbacks and frustrations. Now we are in a good place and it seems like the progress is snowballing, collaborations lead to more collaborations.
We are members of ARFO. ARFO is the Alliance for a Romania Without Orphans. In our alliance we have around 30 Evangelical organizations and churches all dedicated to getting kids into homes and out of orphanages. Our motto is, “A family for every child.”
Membership in ARFO helps us to punch above our weight, working to change adoption and foster care laws and teaching hundreds of caregivers and parents through ARFO organized events. ARFO is about displaying unity in Christ, and accomplishing together what none of us could do as individual organizations.