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Children Need a Family: Ruslan B., born in 1998, Eugene B., born in 2002

January 30, 2014, 15:00 4577 Author: Tatiana Slabisheva, translated by Oksana Nikolenko www.deti.zp.ua Ruslan is 18 years old now

Perhaps all we think that orphanages are divided into two "groups" of children: either rough, or self-contained. To be honest, I thought the same way. But after talking with wonderful brothers, Ruslan and Zhenya (Eugene), I realized that it was not true. It’s possible to stay sensible, sincere, vulnerable and kind, even in such a situation...

Every day they give others their warmth and love, and they look forward to getting the same in return from their parents...

Zhenya and Ruslan remain two bright rays of sunshine: you will never get bored with them, and if you try, they fix it immediately.

We can not say that one of them is definitely a creative child, or vice versa. Their interests and hobbies are versatile.

Ruslan is a representative of Street Workout stream (“outdoor sport”). Horizontal bars and parallel bars - that's his favorite "attributes" of the streets. He also likes tennis and like many boys - football. Among lessons he prefers labor training, where he can fully reveal his abilities: the boy creates interesting souvenirs from salt dough, he enjoys doing knitting and embroidery in his spare time. Educators called Ruslan - "Our Sunny", saying that it is impossible to stay indifferent when you see his smile!

It also was impossible to stay indifferent to Zhenya: a smile didn’t leave his face in spite of his physical features... Boarding school educators told us that the boy is very sociable, kind, cheerful and outgoing. In less than an hour of talk with Eugene we were convinced about this ourselves. He is actively involved in the life of his school. You'll never hear from him the words «bad» because he always believes in the triumph of wonder and goodness! Zhenya likes the most to paint colors. Among games he chooses chess and dominoes, and from sports - karate, which he has long been involved. To do push-ups, to pull up, to squat, to perform combat moves - that's what Zhenya likes to do in his spare time. And he does it well, according to the coaches. Many older children are just jealous of his sport endurance!

The communication of brothers was filled with love, joy, tenderness and pain. Pain for parents, who, unfortunately, are not there...

The video was filmed with the support of the Dnepropetrovsk regional charitable organization "Rainbow Shine". More profiles can be found on the

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 Egor’s profile number # 0061294 according to the orphan list.

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