“I am on a mission to make sure that every orphan knows that they are worth more than a word.”
-Oleg Lougheed, Founder of Overcoming Odds
Overcoming Odds supports orphans, adoptees and adoptive parents pre and post adoption by providing an online space where all involved can overcome life’s challenges and gain hope, opportunity and direction through shared stories, experiences and professional resources.
Our Inspiration: Our Story
I am on a mission to ensure that every orphan and adoptee can live the life they have always dreamed of, despite their hardships and misfortunes. My purpose in life is to help others, specifically, orphans, adoptees and adoptive parents. I understand the struggles adoptees and adoptive parents go through, such as:
- Learning a new language
- Learning new cultural norms
- Relationship building
- Creating friend groups
- Feeling accepted
- Accepting themselves and their past
Our vision is to to ensure that every orphan and adoptee can live the life they have always dreamed of, despite their hardships and misfortunes.
Making it Happen
Overcoming Odds was created to help young people through the adoption process where they might otherwise suffer. Our goal is to create a software platform that will combine education and social networking to build a space where adoptees and adopting families can share their experiences and bridge cultural gaps. If my mission speaks to you, please join me in ensuring that neither orphans nor adoptees have to go through unnecessary suffering. Join me in helping orphans and adoptees around the world to Stand Up & Speak Up.
Founder A Word to our Supporters
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for deciding to become a part of our mission and to ensure that every orphan and adoptee can live the life they have always dreamed of, despite their hardships and misfortunes.
You are the reason why orphans and adoptees will no longer be ignored.
You are the reason why their cases of abuses, rape, and kidnapping will no longer be ignored.
You are the reason why their voices will finally be heard.
Without your support, none of our efforts to revitalize the adoption process would be possible. You help our mission come to life.
Humanitarian Social Innovations & Overcoming Odds
In the summer of 2016, a passionate young entrepreneur named Oleg Lougheed contacted Humanitarian Social Innovations to tell us about his plans for Overcoming Odds. After continued development of Overcoming Odds, Oleg decided that fiscal sponsorship was the best path forward for his growing start-up. Overcoming Odds applied for and received fiscal sponsorship in HSI’s Certified Grantee: GO for Impact! program in April of 2017. Now Oleg and his team can maximize the impact of Overcoming Odds by gaining access to tax-exempt funds.
Humanitarian Social Innovations (46-4779591) treats funds received for the purpose of this program as restricted under the charitable trust doctrine. All funds, minus administrative fees, are dedicated to the purpose of this program and will not be used to pay the expenses of another.