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Every Child Has a Name (ECHAN) is a non-profit, 100% volunteer, charity whose purpose is to raise donations to support various orphan-care and orphan related organizations around the world.  


The word STARS spells out the five primary areas of focus for ECHAN:


  • Scholarships for adoption

  • Training for children who age-out of orphanages

  • Aid for orphanages

  • Rescue for children caught in human trafficking

  • Sponsorship of orphan tours

Recent accomplishments supported by ECHAN include the following:


  • Adoption Bridge is averaging 70 international adoptions every year.

  • Every year, the ECHAN donations help a dozen families host children from Colombia, and nearly all of those placements result in adoption.

  • Innovator of orphan host tour concept first hosted tour program summer 1995

    • Over 500 children brought to US on host programs

  • 24 orphan host tours from Ukraine, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, China, Taiwan, Colombia, Russia

  • 1128 children adopted from other countries through Nightlight

  • 15,822 Registered users on Adoption Bridge

  • $253,088 raised on adoption bridge

  • 382 families have used AB for crowd funding

  • 653 Waiting children featured


In 2006 Detsky Dom Partners was formed in order to bring orphans from Russia to the US for short term tours. These talented kids would sing and dance, while raising awareness about the needs of orphans worldwide. Many of these kids were available for adoption, and they inspired families to adopt older children.  Switching to a more global vision, Detsky Dom changed its name to Every Child Has a Name in 2011.


Thank you for your interest in addressing the global orphan crisis which now affects over 153,000,000 children.  Learn more about the organizations and programs ECHAN supports on our Projects page.

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