Izidor Ruckel

Izidor RuckelI am appalled at the number of children who remain in abusive and inhumane institutions around the world, forgotten and voiceless. I spent the first 11 years of my life in such a place, and can tell you it is a cruel solution for “unwanted” children. Through my own survival, as well as that of my former-orphan friends, I have seen how the stability and love of a family can change a child from hopeless and wild into a healed and a compassionate human being.

Many years ago, through God’s intervention, some courageous people spoke up on my behalf, gave me an opportunity outside the walls of my orphanage, and changed my life forever. Now, I am called to be a voice for those left behind.

Will you join me? Together we can find the answers to bring hope and dignity to the children still suffering.

Sarah Padbury, Stacy Petty and Izidor Ruckel in studio at 1310 KFKA talk radio.

Izidor Ruckel reveals new film on live radio show

Izidor Ruckel and his manager, Sarah Padbury, participated in a two-hour radio interview on the Stacy Petty Show on Friday, Aug. 7. The live broadcast is a daily show on 1310 KFKA, a news talk AM radio station, based in Greeley, Colo., within reach of one million listeners across northern Colorado. Petty interviewed the duo about several issues surrounding adoption. Ruckel described his … Read More

Abandoned for Life book

Abandoned for Life

Izidor's autobiography chronicles his first 11 years of life spent living in a horrific Romanian orphanage, his adoption by an American family, and how he found healing from his childhood trauma. LEARN MORE

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Given Our Chance video

Given Our Chance

A documentary film about international adoption and Romanian orphans. Produced by Izidor Ruckel and Director/Producer Alex King. LEARN MORE

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Izidor speaking to a group of youth and adults


Izidor is a sought after speaker, utilizing his life story to educate and encourage audiences to participate in orphan care. Book Izidor for your next orphan advocacy event. LEARN MORE

Izidor first time on a computer

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