We come together because we believe that we can reduce prejudice in adoption.

Our origin

As a result of a graduation project in Design at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Then the student Simone Uriartt, inspired by her story as an adoptive child, researched on how to reduce the gap between the number of applicants and children available for adoption. The Older Child Adoption Project initiated its activity as Youtube Channel in 2015 to disseminate stories of families formed by adoption.

Read the graduation report here. (Portuguese version only)


We have a long journey to guarantee the right of every child to live in a family, but today we are pleased to see our work contributing to this cause.

Top Citizenship Award 2015 ABRH-RS

Category Student


Late adoption: good news to spread.

Partner Organisations

We collaborate with Shelter Home Institutions and organisations that coordinate Adoption Support Groups.



Melissa Pozatti - Manager

Melissa leads the development of new initiatives with shelter home institutions. She is currently conducting PhD research at the University of Lisbon on the contribution of design to the foster care system.

Simone Uriartt - Manager

Founder and proudly an adoptive daughter, Simone is responsible for filmmaking and managing relationship with donors and partners. Currently, she is studying Strategic Design at TU Delft in the Netherlands with a focus on design for public policies.

Bruna Dipp - Art & Content Director

Bruna makes our content tangible by assisting with research and creating layouts. She has a degree in Industrial Design from UFSM, is a born researcher, avid reader and explorer of the world.

Natalia Plentz - Community Manager

Natalia responds to comments, monitor and manages our social media platforms. She has a PhD in design from the University of Lisbon, and she is dedicated to studying the intersection of the area with sustainability.

Mariana Ikuta


Mariana is responsible for translating feelings into illustrations. She has a degree in Design from UFRGS, and since the beginning of Adoção Tardia, she helps in the construction of its visual identity.


Larissa Wermann

Rachel Webber

Alina Silva

Henrique Dallmeyer

Ana Paula Pacheco

Paula Buela

Tainara Freitas

Luis Alberto Pivetta

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