Mother escaped through the window

22-year-old mother escaped through the window of the hospital after a couple of hours after giving birth

this is not a typical story of how children gets abandoned in Ukraine but rather one of the many: on 13 January in a maternity hospital in Mariupol 22-year-old mother after a couple of hours after childbirth tied sheets together and climbed down them from the second floor of the hospital. The child remained in the care of physicians.

Arrived in the ward, doctors saw only the open window and the sheets that a young mother was used instead of rope for the descent. In the hospital claim that information about himself and the father gave the mother miserable, so finding her will be difficult.

The police claim that the woman in addition to newborn baby boy has two more children (girls). One daughter lives with her father, and for the second child the woman is deprived of parental rights.

– Woman looking for. With a toddler everything is good, he is in the hospital now and will be transferred to young children orphanage in Ukraine later said, in a press-service of police of Ukraine in Donetsk region.

Ukraine Church against the ban on abortion

Ukraine Church Metropolit Volodymyr against the ban on abortion
Metropolit Volodymyr spoke against the ban of abortions at the legislative level, adding that they need to fight “word and heart”.
Such opinion the head of the UOC of the Russian Patriarchate Church in Ukraine said on the air.
In particular, answering the question as it relates to the initiative to at the legislative level, the termination of pregnancy, Metropolit stated that the Church categorically “denies the possibility of abortion”, including their sin of murder.
“Regarding religious understanding – this murder, which terminates the life of a particular person,” he said.
“But there is another point of view. It is hardly necessary abortions to preach. We must fight against them, and this fight goes on,” said the Metropolit.
In his opinion, banning abortion will not bring the desired results. “It is better with no prohibitive law”.
Ukraine MP Shkil who proposed ban on abortion in Ukraine believes that to conduct such operations only if pregnant suffering from tuberculosis, diabetes, serious diseases of the lungs, kidneys, liver, heart, cardiovascular diseases and cancer or other medical reasons as well as the life threat disease to a child.

MP initiative was to ban abortion in Ukraine

Therefore new MP initiative was to ban abortion in Ukraine but met with the strong opposition
Ukraine MP Minister Bogatyreva banning abortion: everyone should have a choice
She stated “I am against abortion, but people should have a choice,” – said Bogatyrev.
“This choice depends not only on doctors but also on many issues: the environment in which woman was, whether she sees herself with a child or without, – said the Minister. – Until 1953 medical abortion in the USSR were banned and very severely punished. And there was a terrible mortality statistics of young women from illegal abortion – because if a person decided to do something, he will find a way to do it.”
There is also inherent conflict of interests : Doctors doing abortions violate the Hippocratic oath, that all doctors make prior becoming a doctor by status and profession. This statement made in Ukraine not only by the  Church but also by many citizens. While Raisa Bohatyryova stressed that she does not advise anyone to have abortions, it should not be banned.
“There will always be someone from the medical staff who will be able to help you with such personal decision such as an abortion.” – she summed up.
We will remind, earlier the MP Andrey Shkil has registered in the Verkhovna Rada Parliament of Ukraine a draft law banning women to voluntarily have abortions.

Improvement of the situation contributed to the prevention of unwanted pregnancies

Ukrainians have become less likely to abandon newborns. As statistics shows that in Ukraine people were less likely to leave newborn children in maternity homes. This was officially declared on the press conference, by the Deputy Director of the Department of motherhood, childhood and sanatorium ensuring V. Kolomiychuk. “In 2010, hospitals were left more than 700 children, and last year 599”, – said V. Kolomiychuk. According to the expert, the improvement of the situation contributed to the prevention of unwanted pregnancies. We will remind, earlier it was reported that Ukrainian Schoolgirls make 2 thousand abortions a year.

Children of Donetsk were evacuated to foster families

In the Donetsk region situation with adoptive children were difficult to say at least the region hit by the war. War ruined many lives and affected all people living there and in Ukraine as a country no one left untouched by the war. War distracted all the attention – the state became less concerned with children and issues of children adoption in Ukraine, effort towards issues of children abandonment became neglected by officials in Kiev, because in the foreground there were other problems brought by the war. No, of course, we do not see a sharp decline in government help to help orphan children, but we don’t see any growth, which is a must in situation of war and it is very sad.
And this despite the fact that in previous years orphanages in Donetsk have achieved development of a systematic approach to the orphan hood in the country. We have focused on the prevention of this phenomenon as the primal cause of abandoned kids, government assistance to families in difficult situations did help to avoid may families from total collapse and therefore prevent children from being send to orphanage system, the preservation of the native family for every child was the goal in mind for every social welfare program introduced by the state, and our lead began to follow in other part of Ukraine in other orphanage system on both municipal and federal level of children programs. There were created two mother and child center model type service in Donetsk and Kiev, to help ease the program of orphanage in Ukraine and they helped to keep children in families who wanted to give up the baby to orphanage in Ukraine. There was an opened a support Center for families and children, which helps more than 1 thousand families to keep the family and their children in their families… But war has put a stop on further program progress and the present efforts and expense from the government is not enough. Therefore in our opinion the help to children today may come from adoptive parents both national and international adoption programs and adoptive families. Ukraine adoption is a one single program that may give the most amount of help to all orphanage in Ukraine. Ukraine adoption international assistance to adoptive parents the one requires least amount of government support, and except of regulation free government effort of helping abandoned kids in Ukraine orphanages. Ukraine adoption domestic program expected to be the most effective solution to deal with abandoned children in Ukraine but requires substantial government assistance programs to the Ukraine domestic adoptive families who will adopted children from orphanages in Ukraine.
We all should remember that behind mere listing of achievements there are all of us, Ukraine children in orphanages and in adoptive families, there are lives and stories , there are our Ukraine history. Stories of those who did not get into a boarding school because he already had a home, and every home with children is a valuable and must be cherished.
But now in Donetsk everything stopped. Our first priority was the salvation of men who fight in war. Children of Donetsk were evacuated to foster families and family-type orphanages away from the war zone, but for how long the war shall continues , nobody knows … for now in matters of child abandonment, its overcoming and prevention in the country everything has practically stopped…

“In Ukraine there is no youth policy”- Opinion

Recently in Ukraine start to appear a clear national youth policy, clear policies and set practice for Ukraine adoption, fostercare and orphanage.
This was announced by presidential Commissioner for children’s rights during a round table on the topic “Easy to be young” at the Gorshenin Institute.
“It’s hard for me to say unequivocally that has been the state youth policy. Recently very difficult to determine where it’s directed. There are no government programs, no clear funding to solve the problems of youth, almost a year was formed the state service of youth and sports. So to say that there is a clearly defined public policy, I can not”, – said Pavlenko.
According to the expert, this policy should be directed at the ability of youth to develop and achieve success in their country of Ukraine.
“It is obvious that the current generation is better than the previous one, in terms of independence and clarity. For them there is only one country – Ukraine. There is no allegiance to another country. The fact that 65% of Ukrainians, according to sociological research, are proud of their country, just prove it. “

Ukraine has the chance of a population explosion

More than half of young Ukrainians want to have more than one child.
This was told by Vadim Denisenko, chief editor of the weekly “Komentari” during the presentation of the results of sociological survey “Youth of Ukraine”.
The study was conducted by the Gorshenin Institute and the weekly “Komentari” with the support of Victor Pylypyshyn Fund.
“We have a chance to get out of demographic crisis, a great chance. According to our study, more than 68% of respondents said they want to have two or more children. To the question “How many children you want to have?” was almost 16% reported one child, but of 68.3% two, 14% three, and almost 2% – four and more. Trend is — in theory — is very optimistic,” – said Denisenko.
According to him, family is a priority for today’s youth. 75% girls and 64.3%. answering the question “What is important to you — family or career?”, chose family.