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A Child Needs a Family: Viktor P., born in 1999

January 15, 2014, 11:20 4032 Author: Ekaterina Nedashkovskaya, translated by Izabella Balakirsky www.deti.zp.ua Victor came of age

Seriously, this boy acts more like a young man. Since the last time we met him, Viktor has become even more businesslike, responsible and dependable. One can truly say that he is "the confidential assistant of the teacher": whatever he is asked to do, he will do.

And yet on the other hand, Viktor is still a child, timid, maybe even too shy in some ways, and, at least so it seemed to me, receptive to older people's influence. When our animator organized a game for the class, only two boys didn't take part: Viktor and his older friend. However, Viktor was happy to fold origami with us.

This boy takes time to open up to new people, but he displays interest and good nature. He is a very simple boy, and his wishes are all simple, even a little funny. Viktor confessed to us that he would like for some coins to fall into his hands from the sky, and then he'd use these coins to buy some cakes.

Viktor is a very pleasant child, one with whom one wants to spend time together. And, perhaps, he won't be as affectionate as some other children, but he could become a true and faithful helper, both as a friend and as a family member.

This video was filmed with the assistance of Dnepropetrovsk Region charitable organization "Rainbow Shine". More profiles can be found on the website

If you have been thinking about adopting this child or other children, please, read the memo to potential adoptive parents, guardians, and foster parents; or you can also contact Children’s Affairs' service of the Zaporozhye State Administration by telephones (061) 239-02-51 or (061) 239-01-56 and request Viktor’s profile number # 0061380 according to the orphan list.

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