A NJ nonprofit corporation
We are raising money for orphans in Ukraine to honor what would have been Kolya's 17th birthday, this coming April 27th.
The Nykolai Cunningham foundation supports orphans in Ukraine by helping to get them hosted and/or adopted. Hosting for 4-6 weeks in the summer or winter often leads to adoption. It is an amazing experience for everyone.
Ukranian orphans are near and dear to our hearts. For those of you who don't know we adopted our son Nykolai (Kolya) from an orphanage in 2013 at the age of 11. We hosted him twice before he became legally available for adoption.
We lost Kolya in 2017 in a tragic accident.
Kolya was the love of our life. He brought so much fun, love, and happiness to everyone he met. He changed people. Kolya, known as Nick to friends and classmates, had a special spark and zest for life. That spark will stay forever with those who knew and loved him. He had overcome so much and had found a way to be happy and to thrive.
Kolya had a huge impact on family, friends, coaches, and teachers. As his reading teacher, Miss Passaro wrote, "Thank you for giving me the chance to know someone who was truly a good person, someone who changed my life. As years go by I know that Nick will always be one of my favorites and that his genuine spirit will remain with me forever.
Nick was half my age , yet he taught me so much about life, what it meant to actually live it. For that and so much more I am eternally grateful for having known your son.
We will continue to honor our Kolya's spirit and love of life by helping others as he loved to do. Thank you for supporting our son's memory by helping the orphans of Ukraine.
Mama, Papa, Kolya , and our beloved shepherd Gita forever
~ Adine Family