Renetta and Ronie (c) Lumos


Foster care is changing the lives of vulnerable children in Bulgaria. When Renetta met her foster child Ronie*, who has cerebral palsy, the girl had spent most of her young life in an institution. At age six, she could not walk and could barely talk. 

In just one year, the change in this tiny, sunny girl has amazed everyone around her, her potential unlocked by the love and care of a family environment. 

Renetta and Ronie were brought together by Lumos' partner For Our Children Foundation, a non-profit child protection organisation and the leading provider of foster care in Bulgaria since it's establishment in 1997. The foundation continues to support them both, and Ronie makes new progress every day. 

Read the full story and watch a video on Lumos' website.