(15 yr old boy)
We welcomed Constantin and his brothers, Alexandru and George, to our family in 2007. Their family break up was caused by alcohol abuse. In 2007, their mother left the country, refusing to remain in contact with any of the family members for years. Constantin's three sisters were taken by their maternal grandmother, while the three brothers were left with their father, in an unbelievable state of misery and poverty. Fearing what might happen to the children, the family's neighbors contacted the Child Protection Agency and they called us. Seeing the miserable home in which they lived and the physical and emotional unbalance of the children, we could not endure the thought of leaving them there. However, it took a lot of work to help them adjust to our orphanage. We could see how affected they were by their mother refusing to contact them.
In 2010, a sudden visit of their mother brought such a change in their hearts. Since then, she has tried contacting them and keeping in touch with them on a regular basis. We have also been able to raise the necessary funds to help them reunite with their sisters and grandmother, a visit that visibly helped Constantin and his brothers.
He is currently in the fourth grade and although he sometimes finds school particularly difficult, he is a hard worker and always gets involved in household activities. His favorite hobby is playing soccer.