New Hope for Children, a registered DBA of New Hope Christian Services, is a Hague-accredited, Russia-accredited, licensed non-profit adoption agency existing to provide HOPE to orphaned children in Russia by finding their forever families throughout the USA with the highest of ethical standards. We are committed to building the strongest of families by providing emotional support and guidance through the entire adoption process, including post-adoption.
New Hope has been facilitating adoptions since 1993, and is a full-service adoption provider. We are the only NH-based Hague adoption agency that is Hague accredited for international adoption.That means we can offer families that live in New Hampshire our full services such as writing your Homestudy and post-placement reports for any country program for a placement agency in all 50 states.
We have facilitated 1000+ adoptions, and no matter how many adoptions we facilitate each year, our courteous and caring staff will never treat you like a number. This difference really has set New Hope apart in our industry and earned us the solid reputation we are proud of -- We are an agency that provides specialized and personalized attention!
Our staff in the U.S. is not only bilingual (English and Russian), but also “bicultural” (American and Russian). Our Executive Director and our Russian Program Director not only speak both languages at the level of a native speaker and have extensive experience living and working in both countries, but understand both systems and both cultures intuitively. We truly bridge the cultural divide on your behalf.
New Hope for Children accepts donations to facilitate adoptions and benefit the children and orphanages we work with in and around St. Petersburg.
How Do We Measure Success?
Good Ethics - Good Reputation- Dependable Staff - Happy Families and Children
Our team is here for you through each phase of the adoption process. Families who have gone through our program will gladly encourage you along the way. Call our office for adoptive families nearest to you.
History of Our Agency
New Hope Christian Services was founded by Dr. David Mexcur and his late wife Mary Mexcur in 1993. They raised six adopted children and began facilitating adoptions for families in 1991, eventually founding a licensed agency. Hundreds of children from Central Europe (formerly known as Eastern Europe) and Russia have found forever families through New Hope.
In June 2011, Dr. Mexcur retired and Dr. Aleksandra Fleszar, the Russian Programs Director, was appointed as the Executive Director of New Hope and Dr. Arna Bronstein as Russian Programs Director. Currently the agency has full time staff in the U.S. and in Russia, a Parent Outreach Network, and an active and devoted Board of Directors. The agency has moved from northern New Hampshire to the seacoast and has returned to its other legal name New Hope for Children. The agency retains liaisons with the Christian community, but is a secular agency accepting applications from all qualified applicants.
This spring New Hope was awarded Hague accreditation and is now one of only 38 agencies in the U.S. that have COA/Hague and Russian Ministry of Education Accreditation.
Keeping the Promise
Keeping the Promise Orphanage Fund is a subsidiary of New
Hope for Children. The fund is designed so that donors can
make a charitable contribution that goes directly to the care of
the children currently living in orphanages in St. Petersburg,
orphanage improvements and even grant monies for
fundraiser events and to make a donation.