Born in 2003, Andrei was raised by a family of social workers ever since he was 2 months old. His mother had numerous casual encounters resulting in other children and ceased any communication with her son. It was only after she moved to Greece in 2011 that she contacted the social workers and wanted to rekindle her relationship with Andrei. The social workers were thrilled to be able to help the two rebuild their relationship. However, Andrei's mother soon expressed her will to take her son with her to Greece and although the Child Protection agents agreed to it, the move turned out to be extremely bad for Andrei. His mother started neglecting him again and a neighbor was asked to take care of him while various men used to come to the house to see his mother. Andrei insisted to be brought back home to his previous foster family and the mother agreed as she could not find the time to take care of him.
In 2014 Andrei's social family decided that the best option for him was to be in a center ready to meet all of his growing needs. As they were already in their 60s and their health problems were multiplying, they asked us to take Andrei under our protection and offer him the attention he needed at his age.
Andrei slowly adjusted to our center. He had seen a lot of changes throughout his life and was desperate to find a harmonious environment where he could grow and develop to be the young man he can be. Our children have been so friendly to him from the first day that he immediately started feeling at home at Hand of Help.
Please pray for Andrei as he continues his journey and prepares for adulthood. He continues to need all the support and affection that he has so desperately missed. Our God is the God of miracles and we believe that He will exceed all human expectations and transform Andrei into a vessel of His, ready to help others as he himself has been touched by Him.