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A Child Needs a Family: Alexander K., born in 2001

September 27, 2013, 16:00 5698 Author: Victoria Mochalova, translated by Iryna Koval www.deti.zp.ua Alexander is 18 years old now

For some reason there is no tradition to maintain family ties with brothers and sisters in the orphanage: the majority of such "families" here keep distance between each other. Alexander and his three brothers are different. They try to compensate lack of parents' love and care to each other. Partially brothers try to perform educational, father's functions: they teach Alexander how to behave himself, followed by examples, watch the younger brother not to gain bad habits. Perhaps due to this fact the boys feel themselves better than others. The elder brother is already adult, the middle brother is approaching to this mark - he is seventeen. On the one hand Alexander wants to find parents for himself, but on the other he is afraid to lose links with the brothers, forgetting that soon they will leave school.

Alexander is a versatile, cheerful child. Physical training is his favorite lesson not because he has problems with the others. Quite the opposite, the boy studies very well and with pleasure. He is just active – a real fountain of energy, he likes running, kick about. Alexander is seriously engaged in wrestling, but he never uses his strength to the detriment of other people: he considers this inadmissible.

Alexander is artistic, he is not afraid of stage. And although nobody has taught him acting, he is quite convincing in pantomime. Besides he reads fairy-tales, dreaming to be a hero.

And although he had very difficult moments in life as for a child, he is entirely a child.

Video was shot with the support of Dnepropetrovsk Regional Charity Organization "Rainbow Shine". There are more profiles on a website .

If you are interested in adopting Alexander, 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 and to tell them the number of Alexander's profile accordingly to the orphan list # 0205894.

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