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A Child Needs a Family: Tatyana B., born in 1999

December 7, 2011, 13:00 4248 Author: Victoria Mochalova, translated by Anna Oliynyk www.deti.zp.ua I’m always puzzled by the fact that orphans first try to attract attention by all means, but when they achieve their purpose, they have no idea what to do with this attention. Profile # 0059016


This is also true about Tanya. She has been staying in an orphanage since her early childhood, so her other life has almost erased from her memory. I wanted to have a talk with her, to ask her about the things she likes and dislikes, about her dreams, daily routine, and hobbies. But the girl only smiled and gave very brief answers with her quiet voice.

What is she like? The girl is active, lively, loves to dance. She even takes part in her school dancing group. She makes jewelry out of beads. And like all girls she loves dressing up and doing hairstyles. Her teachers have no particular troubles with her…



Is it not enough? Well, what else can I tell? We should be honest with ourselves, only the very few of us are stars and champions. And what should an ordinary orphanage girl, not very small do to become special for somebody? To make some adults want to become a family for her? To touch your heart from the computer screen?



If you are interested in adopting Tatyana, 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 Tatyana accordingly to the orphan list #0059016.

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