Long Distance Adoption


September of 1998, the Community of Sant’Egidio has run a long-distance adoption program in several countries around the world.

adoptionWhat does long-distance adoption entail?

Long-distance adoption entails the funding and support for several key aspects of a child’s life including:

  • Health (medical visits and purchasing medicines)
  • School (payment of any school fees as well as money needed to buy any school materials)
  • Nutrition
  • Birth Registration
  • Clothing, games, and any other support for the family


Choose Your Type of Long-Distance Adoption:

Individual Adoption: With 26 Euros every month you can support a single child who is in the Community. You will receive a story and a picture of a child, chosen by the entire community.

Adoption of a Family in the DREAM Program: For 20 Euros a month, you help fund the medical and nutritional costs of an entire nuclear family, enrolled in the DREAM Program. You will receive the family’s story as well pictures of some of the family members.

Community Adoption: With 15 Euros a month it is possible to sustain a group of children in a group (nutritional center, institute, or at a home with a family). You will receive pictures and news on the Center that you are supporting.

Adoption of “Mother and Child” within the DREAM Program: With a monthly donation of 30 Euros you can provide antiretroviral treatment to a pregnant women, who is HIV-positive; allowing her child to be born free of AIDS.


Frequently Asked Questions


So far there have been around 9,000 long-distance adoption with children from:

Albania, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Haiti, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Pakistan, Peru, Rwanda, Ukraine, Uganda, and Vietnam