“Tzuby’s Kids” is dedicated to integrating abandoned children into families. For this reason, we provide counseling and support for adoption and family placement, training in trauma-competent caregiving, and the long-term integration of children in adoptive and foster families through support groups for adults and therapy programs for children.
“Tzuby’s Kids” Association is authorized by the National Authority for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Children and Adoptions to provide domestic adoption services. Tzuby’s Kids is a member of the Romania Without Orphans Alliance (ARFO), member of the Alliance Trauma Consortium and has ANC/ CNFPA accredited trainers specialized in trauma-competent caregiving.
WHAT DO WE CURRENTLY DO?
Raising awareness, counselling and support for foster care and adoption
- Counselling for Adoption and Family Placement. We’ve had dozens of counselled families, some have chosen to adopt, others to foster care. Families who chose family placement took children who would have had no chance of adoption or were already institutionalized.
- Support groups and training camps for adoptive and foster parents.
- Competent caregiving courses for adoptive and foster parents, volunteers and caregivers.
- TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) training for parents, social workers and psychologists delivered by our own TBRI licensed practitioners.
- Courses to improve parenting skills in collaboration with FamilyLife Romania.
Art & Play Therapy
- The project is designed to help help children that have been adopted or placed in foster care overcome the main trauma-related symptomatologies (eg, ADHD, aggression, separation anxiety, reactive disorder of attachment).
- The pilot group of children were assessment to identify the common symptomatologies and we designed therapeutic intervention programs that have been delivered since 2018.
Lobby & Advocacy
- Legislation is still a blocking factor for 97% of children in the protection system who are unadoptable and unintegrated in their families either. Only 1.5% of the institutionalized children have an “adoptable” status.
- We act as members of the Romanian Orphaned Alliance (ARFO) and we have been part of a number of working groups to propose legislative changes. Some of the legislation proposed have already been adopted and some are in the parliamentary flow as we speak.