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A Child Needs A Family: Veronika Sh., born in 1997

September 4, 2011, 13:00 6981 Author: Victoria Mochalova, translated by Daria Sukach www.deti.zp.ua Veronika is 18 years old now


Veronika never won any competitions and she’s definitely not the best student in her class. This girl doesn’t have any extraordinary hobbies or talents. She is not very artistic and her life story would not impress you. Veronika is not a plump toddler who has just got her first tooth. She’s an ordinary teenager. So what? Should one only love little and bright children?! Teenagers need a family and parents’ love in the same way, don’t they?


What else can I tell you about this girl? She’s very patient and caring to everyone. Veronika is a devoted friend and takes care of her girlfriends. Even free time activities depend on tastes and preferences of her friends rather than her own.

Veronika with her friend. 2011

She is kind, gentle and responsible. Veronika dances in the school band “Yunost” (Youth). She likes to play with younger children…


Veronika has got an older brother Egor (born in 1994) who lives in the same orphanage.

If you are interested in adopting Veronika, please read the memo to the potential adoptive parents, guardians, and foster parents; you can also contact Children’s Affairs' service of the Zaporozhia State Administration by telephone (061) 239-01-56. Request the Profile Number of Veronika accordingly to the orphan list #0057552.

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