All Our Children (Yhteiset Lapsemme) is a Finnish national organization founded in 1988. It is a non-profit organization with no political, religious or ideological ties. Its purpose and function is to promote and protect the welfare and rights of immigrant children, children who are adopted internationally, and children of ethnic minorities.
The basis of our work are the principles defined in the Convention on the Child Rights of the United Nations. Our main principle is that everyday interactions with people from different backgrounds and cultures increase the understanding of other people. Our aim is to influence the leaders, officials and professionals of the educational and social areas to promote the well-being of multicultural children in Finnish society.
- Advocacy and civic action
- Services for children and multicultural families
- Training and support related to international adoption
- International Activities
Communication, training, development and research activities support our core functions.
All Our Children is a member of the Central Child Protection Union and the Centre for Development Cooperation Services.
All Our Children has about 1 000 members from different parts of Finland. Anyone who identifies with the objectives and activities of the NGO can join as a member.