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Childspring International provides life-changing surgeries for children from developing countries and, as a result, transforms communities.


We believe that all children deserve good health, dignity, and the opportunity to participate fully in their communities. Through Childspring, children’s physical challenges are overcome with health. Families’ worries are replaced with joy. And communities gain active, eager participants in school and life.

To date, Childspring has provided medical care for more than 4,284 children who are living in developing countries. By working with our medical committee and growing network of international partners, we ensure that children receive the best care possible for their specific needs.


Childspring International, a faith-based 501(c)3 nonprofit, grew out of the efforts of medical missionary teams to improve the health conditions of impoverished children in El Salvador in 1985. Overwhelmed by the number of children they were unable to treat, these missionaries sought help from doctors and hospitals in the United States. In 2001, Rose Emily Bermudez, the head of the missions committee at First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, formally established a nonprofit to address the medical concerns of these children. In 2006, this organization was named Childspring International.

Since its inception, Childspring International has served more than 4,284 children from 52 developing countries through our network of international and domestic medical partnerships.


Childspring International takes seriously its commitment to fiscal responsibility. A donation of $400 enables children to receive heart surgery through our South American partnerships.

Children in Latin America can receive cleft palate surgery for $115.
Our goal is to serve 5,000 children by 2021. Infrastructure, funding and support services must increase proportionally as we continue our legacy of care for these children.

For more information about Childspring International’s financial accountability, please view our:

2013 Annual Report

2013 990

2014 Audit Report

2014 990

2015 Annual Report

2015 Audit Report

2015 990

2016 Audit Report

2016 990

2016 Annual Report

2017 Audit Report

2017 990

2017 Annual Report

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Childspring International is accredited by Cycle Breakers International which vets charities to ensure high-quality programs.