Fifty percent of children in Romania suffer from severe deprivation due to poverty, neglect, lack of parenting skills, and domestic violence. The abandonment rate of children has not changed in the past 20 years. The Bashford Foundation was established as a means for The Union Mission to begin making a difference in the lives of these hurting people. Our very first loving Christian home to care for children is ready to open. The children will receive nutritious meals, Christian training, clothing, education, and experience the joys of being a child. They need your support.