The “Train of Hope” organizes meetings between potential adoptive parents and guardians with children who have been left without parental custody. This charity event is being held for the 12th time in 5 years. The event participants have been to the Russian cities of Orel, Kostroma, Ryazan, Ivanov, Pskov, Volgograd, Vologda, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, and Ekaterinburg. The future adoptive parents left each one of these cities as real parents, with their adopted children.
The current trip is totally unique. The future parents aren’t going to adopt little children, but rather grown-up children: those who have minimal chances of being adopted otherwise. The experience of previous trips shows that the majority of candidates look for children who haven’t yet reached three years of age. The older the child, the harder it is to find him or her a family. Especially if he or she has brothers or sisters. This event’s organizers give “grown-up” children the chance to get parents too though.