Ai.Bi. was born in Italy in 1986 with the slogan “They close the institutes, we open the families” when orphanages were shutting down in that country. Its mission to help create stable families for children in difficult living situations has spread, encompassing 25 countries. Together Chicco and Ai.Bi. are focusing on finding families for children who are least likely to be adopted: those older than seven, those from large families, and those with special needs because of their health or behavioral problems.
By providing training and support for future foster parents beginning with the matching period through the post-adoption phase, Chicco and Ai.Bi aim to ensure successful transitions for these most vulnerable of children.