Colombia: The story of CRAN

By Nathan Hayes As I’m sure most of you know, part of this trip involved my heritage in Colombia and reconnecting some how. A lot of friends and family asked many questions as to my biological background and if the...

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Convention on the Rights of the Child

Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989, entry into force 2 September 1990, in accordance with article 49. Preamble The States Parties to the present Convention, Considering that, in accordance...

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Two countries, two mothers and two fathers

Two countries, two mothers and two fathers By: Jennifer Schuurmans I am writing this story for the children of CRAN. It is a part of my story that I want to share with them. My sister and I were 10...

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The 6 best years of our lives

By: Claudia Caballero July 16 marks the sixth year of this road we started travelling together. Dani, thanks for being you, thank you for your immense love, for what you teach me daily and for the privilege of loving you....

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The trip of my life

By: Lilian  I was born the 21th of february 1987. By then my biological mother could’t take care of me because her life was really tough. Because of several circumstances she dicided to give me up for adoption. She wanted to...

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A letter from Captain Schiller

CRAN, Let me begin this message by saying thank you. I was born in December 1980 in Bogotá, Colombia. I was fortunate enough to be placed in your organizations care and was adopted into my family in the United States...

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An opportunity for life

Testimony of a pregnant mother from Fundación CRAN.

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Training for happiness

If we understand happiness as a journey and not as a distant goal to reach, we realize that it is entirely possible to be happy and this happiness depends only on us and our worldview. It is entirely logic that...

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“Everything in CRAN is a valuable lesson”

One afternoon, someone very important to me asked me how have I felt during the time that I have worked at CRAN. My answer was: I am very happy that I left the idea of working for the foundation catch...

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Do you got me a new family?

Will there be a new family for me? Does anyone want to take me and have me as their child? Other children are gone with new parents, when I will go? How many documents are missing for me to go?...

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Two countries, two mothers and two fathers

I am writing this story for the children of CRAN. It is a part of my story that I want to share with them. More »

The 6 best years of our lives

The best decision of my life has been to be your mum from the heart, proudly so, Dani’s mom from the heart. More »

“Everything in CRAN is a valuable lesson”

Feeling heard as a professional and as a person, is one of the other great gifts I received at CRAN. My follies are heard and my proposals do not die in an "interesting" or “we will study it”." On the contrary, they still alive and strong with words of support like "Come, here we support you with whatever you need." I love to feel valued and recognized as a professional. More »

Do you got me a new family?

Will there be a new family for me? Does anyone want to take me and have me as their child? Other children are gone with new parents, when I will go? How many documents are missing for me to go? Do they love me? What if I do something they don’t like? I know I should behave, because if I’m not, can they return me? Do they hit me if I'm wrong? More »

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