Who We Are

Life2Orphans, Inc. was established in 2003 by a group of caring individuals committed to advancing and improving the lives of orphans in Ukraine. Since its inception, through many channels of support and volunteer efforts, Life2Orphans, Inc. has touched the lives of more than 9,700 orphans ages birth to eighteen and has aided families who have and are currently adopting from Ukraine.  Life2Orphans is a collaborative, secular, non-profit established by a group of caring individuals primarily to directly help over 4,731 orphans, aged 0 to 18 years, in orphanages in Ukraine, as well as ship boxes cost-effectively to other orphanages in Ukraine.  Life2Orphans Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the US, tax ID #20-5820570.


We are adoptive parents of Ukrainian children and those who care for them buy volunteering, donating and supporting those in the process of adopting them.  We make quilts, knit hats, find unused medical equipment, fundraise for a new roof, throw a Christmas party, and sponsor nursing assistance and education trips.  We have had support from families and corporations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Israel, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa, New Zealand, Cyprus, Denmark and Ukraine.  

Our Team


Paul Fordenbacher

Founder, President


Alicia Kelleher

Sponsorship Coordinator


Megan Fordenbacher

Vice President


Raisa Franko

Shipping Coordinator


George Fortunyev

In-Country Volunteer

Birth Family Search Director




In-Country Volunteer




Nazarene ministry of Help has organized rehabilitation centers, nursing facilities for elders orphanages and facilities for homeless people.

Ministry of “Friends of Ukraine” works in Ukraine with the special emphasis on the ministry for orphans, and widows.

Church in Ukraine the sponsors a number of orphanages.

Happy 30th Anniversary to Our Partners at Christian Hope Church!

Christian Hope 30th Anniversary

Christian Hope 30th Anniversary

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Photos from the 30th Anniversary Celebration


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