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Family care for orphans

Author: Albert Pavlov, Zaporozhye, Ukraine, Zaporozhye orphanages website Published: February 1, 2006, 0:00 12301

We promote to the Ukrainian people the ideal that orphans ought to live in family, not in orphanages. There are several forms of family care in Ukraine - adoption, tutorship, foster care, weekend hosting, and children's village. Only adoption and hosting are possible outside of Ukraine. We offer many articles and books on this subject (in Russian and English). We discuss international adoption on our website.

We are not an adoption agency and can't help foreigners to adopt child from Ukraine. Ukrainian law forbids any middleman in the adoption process. So if you are interested in adoption of specific child, you must call or write to the department of adoption in Kiev (SDAPRC).

Regarding international adoption, please contact Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of Ukraine.

Address:

Ministry of Labour and Social Policy

01025, Kyiv

Desyatynna St, 14

Ukraine

Telephone: +38 044 278-4045

Americans should check the kiev.usembassy.gov website for the current situation on inter-country adoption from Ukraine. You can also read articles about adoption from Ukraine.

If you live in the USA or Canada and would like to host an older child, we advise you to contact Frontier Horizon or any other organization that hosts orphans during the holidays. Frontier Horizon is a humanitarian aid organization that uses the hosting program to develop awareness of the children's needs. They do not facilitate adoptions; however, hosting a child is an initial step families can take to help determine if they are well-prepared for the adoption experience.

We are planning to establish and maintain a new section in regional and central newspapers and over the Internet, called "Where are you, parents?" to increase the chances of teenage and special-needs orphans to be adopted in Ukraine. This project would involve a significant amount of time and effort to establish relations with government structures and newspapers, to publish and continually update information on the children and their new families. We already know that a similar project was very successful in Russia and helped many Russian orphans find new families.

NEW PERSONAL PAGES OF ORPHANS: THESE CHILDREN NEED FRIENDS AND FAMILY CARE

Ukrainians who host orphans for weekends and holidays receive no support from their government. These kind people buy food and often clothes for hosted children from their own salary. Many of such people need support to host children.

We provide some them with minimal help - $2 per day for each hosted orphan, but it's not enough. The real sum to keep child in Ukraine is about $4 per day. So any your donations for this purpose will be greatly appreciated. If you want to donate, please click here.


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       Ukraine  Hosting programs for orphans    Adoption orphans from Ukraine  

Happy Child foundation - effective help to the most needy children of the Zaporozhye region, Ukraine, since 2004

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121 sick children: $95 445 
Medical equipment: $6 836
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They need help:

Vladislav Bogomazov, 6 years old - Cystic fibrosis, severe course

Vladislav Bogomazov, 6 years old - Cystic fibrosis, severe course

Kirill Karpachev (born 28 June 2000) and Timofei Karpachev (born 22 November 2011) – Cystic fibrosis, mixed form

Kirill Karpachev (born 28 June 2000) and Timofei Karpachev (born 22 November 2011) – Cystic fibrosis, mixed form

Arthur Kerimov, born in 2011 - symptomatic myoclonic epilepsy

Arthur Kerimov, born in 2011 - symptomatic myoclonic epilepsy

Natalya Kisluk, born February 28, 1992 - 24 years old - mixed form cystic fibrosis.

Natalya Kisluk, born February 28, 1992 - 24 years old - mixed form cystic fibrosis.

Yegor Bespalyi, born in 2017 - Severe cystic fibrosis

Yegor Bespalyi, born in 2017 - Severe cystic fibrosis


Child needs a family: Alexandra in born 2004

Child needs a family: Alexandra in born 2004

Look into an orphan's eyes...

Look into an orphan's eyes...

A Child Needs a Family: Igor Sh., born in 2006

A Child Needs a Family: Igor Sh., born in 2006