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A Child Needs a Family: Valentina N., born in 1998

October 21, 2013, 11:00 4147 Author: Victoria Mochalova, translated by Iryna Koval www.deti.zp.ua Valentina is 18 years old now

Valentina is absolutely not a bookworm: school science is not very interesting and rather difficult for her. She has learned some basics, reading-counting – and that’s nice. Instead she is cheerful. And besides this girl has got a talent. I’m serious.

What does this talent consist of? I’ll try to formulate. She understands the body very well. What does it mean? Valentina is a matchless dancer, but she has never studied choreography even a day. The girl dances in a way she feels, as some magic feeling of the rhythm, the style prompts her. Watching this is a real pleasure. She can’t live a day without dancing and starts dancing spontaneously in various moments of life: during school breaks, in the dormitory, in the yard. Sometimes she peeps dance moves on the TV and easily repeats them, inventively adding something from herself. She showed us an exciting belly dancing. I have no idea how it can be done without teacher’s specific explanations! In one word – talent.

Besides Valentina recently visited a sanatorium, where she passed massage course for the first time in her life. She liked it so much that she decided to be a masseuse. This is more practical than dancing and it inspires her very much. Valentina massages by intuition being guided by her sanatorium experience. Contemporaries like it. And I’m sure that Valentina is brilliant at it too. Certainly she understands that she will have to enter a medical college, to study human’s anatomy and physiology. She tries to go deeply into biology– she has got a keen interest in it.

And of course the girl needs a family cordiality and guidance of a clever close adult. Her instinctive scent can do her not only a favor but also harm. She needs guidance of a person whom she can trust.

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 Valentina, 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 Valentina's profile accordingly to the orphan list # 0156660.

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