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 4,378 children from 52 developing countries through our network of international and domestic medical partnerships.