In Romania, international adoptions and foster care have been closed since 2005, except for couples in which one or both spouses are Romanian citizens. Italian and generally foreign couples therefore cannot adopt children from Romania. Instead, national foster care and adoption are open, but each year they manage to become an alternative solution to the family home only for a small number of children (if compared to the total abandoned and adoptable). For our little ones, therefore, the only real possibility is national adoption in Romania while single or foreign couples may be close to them through long distance adoption. Because a family (although) at a distance can represent a great deal for the abandoned child and at the same time help us to bear the costs that we will face every month to welcome him into our Centre, help him overcome the trauma of abandonment and offer him opportunities for harmonious growth.