My name is Maxim. I was born in Moldova. I lived with my parents until I was 10. Since they suffered from alcoholism and abandoned me, I was brought by the social workers to the orphanage. I stayed there for 5 years and, in all that time, no one came to visit me, or bring me clothes or sweets. I felt alone, helpless and without parental love. The educators from the orphanage didn’t have time for us and did not play with us. I was then placed in a foster family. I appreciate how my foster parents treat me. They have so much patience when they talk and I can feel their love. They also are fostering 8 other children, so sometimes it is difficult for them to provide for all our needs. I like to help and clean the garden, and take care of the animals and birds. My goal is to graduate from the Professional School and find a good job. Your sponsorship will give me the support I need to reach my goals.