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The Child found a family: Marya K., born in 1998

March 5, 2014, 12:00 4440 Author: Ekaterina Pavelko, translated by Oksana Nikolenko www.deti.zp.ua Marya is found my loving family

Marya is 15 years old, 11 of which she has lived and studied in an orphanage. She has two older adult brothers and a younger sister who is studying here. Marya is very difficult. She wants to seem older and more independent than she actually is with the help of her appearance. Behind the feigned skepticism in dealing with unfamiliar adults even the unprofessional psychologist can see a desperate call for help. 15 years - this is a difficult time, even for the home girl, who lives with parents.

Marya will soon have to make a difficult choice, since she will one day leave the orphanage where her thirteen-year sister is staying. And then Marya will be all alone - without a clear understanding of the profession, the purpose of life, without a vision of the future. The girl is already in the mood that in adulthood she could wait for nothing, as well as expect nothing from adults. But your loving heart will help melt the snow in Marya’s eyes.

This girl deserves to be happy, just like every child without parents. And only the family will help her to turn from a mordant rebel into a light gentle girl who one day will become a good wife and loving mother.

Marya has a sister Natalia who was born in 2000 (Profile # 0059870).

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

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