The Chicco di Felicità and the Special Needs project: QUICK STATUS RUNDOWN.
For a number years now, Chicco and Amici dei Bambini have been working side-by-side to safeguard the rights of all minors to be part of a family: our partnership has setup of 4 Family Homes and 11 Family Centres in Italy, promoted research studies, conferences and awareness campaigns on fostering, organised courses and formed a number of new families.
Despite all of the above, there are still children whose dream of having their own mum and dad is still extremely difficult to realise: they are the so-called "special needs children", kids with health or behavioural problems, those over 7 seven years of age or those who have a number of brothers and sisters.
Problems which are sometimes easily solved, but risk compromising their chance of being adopted.
The Chicco and Amici dei Bambini Project has therefore set itself the target of facilitating adoption of fostering of as many special needs children as possible, providing support for future parents with training and accompaniment courses plus special advisory services, before and after they take in the child.
Because the special thing they really need is to be loved like son or daughters.
Thanks to Chicco's own contribution and that of all those who have purchased, or will purchase in the future, the Chicco di Felicità – found at all Chicco Stores for just 4 Euro – some quite exceptional results have already been achieved, as seen below:
|Chicchi di Felicità distributed ||166.266 |
|Awareness courses held ||72 |
|Couples who have attended courses ||508 |
|Psychology meetings with families ||302 |
|Number of children adopted ||550 |
Results updated as of October 2013