A Child Waits Foundation
Our Mission, Purpose and History
Our mission is to help prevent children
from living their entire childhood in
international orphanages without the
warmth and love of a family. Every
child deserves a family and our goal is
to unite children waiting for parents,
with parents who are committed to
love, nurture and care for their children.
1. To increase the number of children who are adopted internationally by making available grants and low interest loans to families to help with some of the cost of adoption.
2. To decrease the stress that families feel during the hectic and financially difficult time prior to traveling and bringing home their child.
3. To help change a child's future from one without hope to one with many possibilities.
History of A Child Waits
A Child Waits Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, formed in 1998 by Cynthia and Randolph Nelson. In 1995 we adopted a son and daughter from Russia and in 2001 a daughter from Romania. After we returned from Russia, friends, relatives and strangers met our children and expressed an interest in adopting but could not proceed because of the high cost of adoption. This motivated us to form the foundation to help prospective parents bridge the cost of adoption.