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A Child Needs a Family: Margarita K., born in 2007

April 24, 2014, 19:30 3852 Author: Maria Semashkina, translated by Oxana Burns www.deti.zp.ua Margarita is a little princess who has to fight day by day... Profile# 0055617

As a child I loved reading books about children - partisans. Their courageous actions and desire to win inspired me. Some adults might even have envied their strength of will.

As a teenager, I loved stories about self-made people who have achieved something no matter what.

Now, at the conscious age, I am inspired by people-fighters. People who deal with circumstances and other people. Fight and overcome in any situation.

Margarita is such a person – a real struggler. A lot of people who see her for the first time are touched by her smile. Some are baffled and confused with her fragility. Some are scared by her helplessness and vulnerability. To some she reminds a little doll.

For all the people, this little princess seems to be different. For me, she is a little martyr, who has been fighting for survival every coming day, every month, every year. This girl has special needs as well as she needs constant care and assistance. But as much she needs caring parents.

If someone is confused looking at her, let me tell you the following: I turn on the music and the girl smiles in response. Thereby showing us, adults, how little she needs to be happy. In addition, she always laughs and smiles at my attempt to stroke her arm or unclench her fists which are almost always clinched. No matter how difficult, painful, and hard her life is, this girl fights. For her life, attention and affection of adults.

If you are interested in adopting Margarita, 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 quoting Margarita’s Profile Number 0055617.

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