In 1968 a group of families undertook the experience of international adoption and set up an association to promote and divulge its meaning: CIAI.
Today, among the many NGOs that take care of children, we in CIAI stand apart for our unique approach: every child is like our own.
The parental matrix, founded on the direct experience of children’s vulnerability, is the root of all our actions.
Acting like a parent – whether in adoption or development projects – for us means looking after every child as we would(look after) do for a son or daughter.
It is a bold vision of their needs which translates into specific actions focused not only on children, but also on the three strategic actors who – only together – activate a dynamic of change: family, community, institutions
This model triggers decisive virtuous effects that can break the circle of solitude and move us towards the goal of “no children left alone.”