The project is intended to be interactive with adoptive parents

In the framework of a new social projects that have started in Ukraine, project organizer will introduce potential adoptive parents and interested in becoming one citizen with the real stories of adoptive waiting children who are in orphanages of Ukraine right now. The project is intended to be interactive where adoptive parents and compassionate people can help these children, as foster parents, potential adoptive parents or just as the friends of children citizens by taking part in the mentoring program. The fate of these children can change for the better with your help – in any case, and opportunity to track children success in the future.
Ukraine adoption initiative take a creative role to bring to the public attention the awareness of the problem of abandoned children in Ukraine and to create the environment for the better understanding of the need to bring this equal opportunity to each and every one child in Ukraine through adoption or foster care or at least public support and awareness of lives of these children in Ukraine orphanage, their daily difficulties and life obstacles, children who needs help from compassionate people. Children who needs adoption into domestic or international adoptive families or foster parents to better their lives and life opportunities.
In Kiev opened an exhibition devoted to problems of upbringing of children in orphanages. In the art gallery will show 8 art objects by Ukrainian artists, United by one theme, also in the gallery in Kiev, launched the exhibition-presentation of socio-cultural project “Open doors for children”. “We have a chance to realize the need for radical change to ensure equal rights for all children and provide an opportunity to grow in an environment of love and care,” said organizers in a release event. The project organized by the organization “Hope and homes”.
According to organizers, the project aims to emphasize the fact that the European integration is impossible without changes in every sphere of life, and especially in the lives of children who live in orphanages without the opportunity to exercise their rights in society.
The project involved artists and photographers, who provided eight of the art facilities. The first one is located at the entrance to the gallery. It is the cradle from 7 balloons, which symbolize the hope that the system would be destroyed.
Renowned photographer and documentary filmmaker Alexander Glyadelov is a social photo project “become as little children” – series of works of children from orphanages to family-type homes.
The painter Anton Logov has created an installation of mirrors, “a Long journey”. On the mirror written dreams and thoughts of children living in orphanages, which provide an opportunity to see how the lives of these children and to see myself in the mirror, to reflect on their own participation in the solution of this problem.
The work of Alexandra Gomeloboi is an example of how different children develop in the family and in the orphanage.
Yuriy Kruchak at the exposition will present the documentary project “Free wing”. The artist, visiting orphanages, taught children to create a flying machine – a glider – as a symbol of dreams that can be launched into the sky. The exhibition presents the works of these children, as well as videos about their lives.
Alina Pivnenko is a series of three portraits of famous people who were adopted, among them: the founder of Apple Steve Jobs, scientist-cosmologist Stephen Hawking and actor Pablo Pineda. Portraits-collages were created with fabric and glossy paper.
Completes project work Catherine Buchach. “Not rooted” are the plants in the water, in a sterile environment and with the perfect light, but without the land in which they could germinate. Through plants, the author shows families that cannot take root without children.

Adoption policies were in favor of domestic adoption in Ukraine

In the previous policies of Ukraine on children adoption programs under previous president of Ukraine Yanukovych national adoption programs were set in favor of Ukraine domestic adoption “Ukrainian orphans should be adopted Ukrainians” rather then international adoption programs, today under a new government Ukraine national policy focus on results of bring together adoptive families and waiting children together regardless of origin of adoptive parents national Ukrainian adoptive parents of international adoptive parents, the focus remain clear, every child should be place with adoptive parents.
The previous president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych should be credited with much of the positive changes that was made under his governance, he called for an improvement of the responsible authorities in Ukraine adoption field, but policies were in favor of domestic adoption of Ukraine children -orphans to be adopted by citizens of Ukraine.
He told about it during all-Ukrainian meeting on child rights, and what priorities should be for Ukraine adoption authorities, here is some of his statement to the press service of the President.
“We need to make sure every child deprived of parental care, regardless of age and health was adopted by citizens of Ukraine and stayed in the Homeland,” he said.
The head of state stressed that Ukraine should be improved the system of informing of citizens about the possibilities of adoption.
“We need to improve, to overcome stereotypes in such a delicate area of adoption, better inform citizens, to more effectively involve media,” – said Yanukovych.
The President noted that in the last 2 years the number of children adopted by citizens of Ukraine is constantly decreasing.
Yanukovych stressed that at least in the media and there are calls to adopt children, but information about the children themselves are hard to find.
“From screens of TVs and pages of Newspapers are continually urging people to take the orphaned child into their family, but information about what children may be adopted to find very difficult,” said President.
According to him, the responsible authorities should effectively attract the media to their information campaigns.

The Commissioner for children’s rights Yuriy Pavlenko resigned

He stated that categorically condemns the use of violence by the security forces. The presidential Commissioner for children’s rights Yuriy Pavlenko submitted a letter of resignation due to “failure to perform their duties”.

He stated this on his page in Facebook.

“Strongly condemn the violence by the special forces against peaceful demonstrators, youth, students and children,” – said Pavlenko.

The Commissioner added that up to this point he had done everything possible to ensure the rights of children-the protesters or the children dragged into the conflict. “Today will continue to do this as a citizen of Ukraine”, – said Pavlenko.

He also called on all parties to stop the bloodshed.

Ukraine agreed with Russia about the treatment of children from the zone ATO

Russia is trying to take 200 Ukrainian children.
Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for children’s rights Mykola Kuleba has refuted the information on the organization in the Russian Federation treatment 200 Ukrainian children affected by armed conflict. About it reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.

“The Commissioner of the President of Ukraine on the rights of the child officially reported that any agreements with the representatives of the Russian Federation regarding the necessity of the treatment of Ukrainian children”, – said Kuleba.

The Ombudsman noted that the representatives of the Russian Federation addressed only a request for assistance in returning to Ukraine six children, whose parents own was taken for treatment in Russia.

“Pavel Astakhov, Commissioner for children’s rights at the President of the Russian Federation, had indeed offered to hold a bilateral meeting on neutral territory in Minsk, but our pre-proposal to identify issues for negotiations and no response was received,” – said Kuleba.

Recall, on the eve of the Russian children’s Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said that about two hundred children affected by the fighting in Ukraine may be transferred for treatment to Russia under auspices of the Ukrainian Ombudsman for children’s rights Mykola Kuleba.

He noted that as evidence that Russia intends to return the children back to Ukraine after treatment, Moscow gave Kyiv a detailed report that taken from 48 children of 40 returned, the life of one child, doctors could not be saved, the other children continue treatment.

The Ombudsman for children appointed Kuleba

Mykola Kuleba the head of service for children of Kiev city state administration.
President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Nicholas Kuleba the authorized President by the rights of the child.
The corresponding decree published on the website of the President.
Mykola Kuleba – head of service for children of Kiev city state administration.
As reported, on February 20, the presidential Commissioner for children’s rights Yuriy Pavlenko resigned.

Yanukovych thankful for adopted children

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has called on Ukrainians that are considering adoption of a child, do not doubt, please do adopt.
This is stated in the address of the President to the Ukrainian people on the occasion of the Day of Ukraine adoption.
“I appeal to those Ukrainians who are thinking over adopting a child. Do not hesitate, do this step, because there is nothing finer in the world than joyous laughter and happy eyes of the child”, – the statement says.
In Ukraine adoption  every year increases the number of people who want to adopt a child in Ukraine. Only in 2009 there were adopted more than 2 thousand children in Ukraine.
Yanukovych expressed gratitude to every Ukrainian family who have adopted a Ukrainian child.
“Words of respect to those who were not afraid of difficulties and today is raising several adopted children, even sick Ukrainian children. Grateful also for foster parents in Ukraine, my gradytude goes to caregivers of children’s homes of family type, doctors, teachers, social workers, anyone and everyone who helps children find their family, helps Ukraine adoptions, who gives support and encouragement to both adoptive children and adoptive families, who gives them faith and hope for a better future”, – said in the appeal.

In Dnepropetrovsk adoptive parents are actively adopt

In Dnepropetrovsk adoptive parents are actively adopt not only babies but also older children
With the beginning of the year in Dnepropetrovsk adopted 58 boys and girls, 48 of which – citizens of Ukraine, and the other 10 are foreign adoptive families. This is stated in the press service of the Dnipropetrovsk city Council on the 28th of Septembe on Ukraine adoption in the city.
“In Dnepropetrovsk actively adopt not only babies but also older children as well. Of the total number of adopted 21 children under 1 year, 14 children aged 1 to 3 years, 9 boys and girls 4 to 6 years and 14 children aged 7 to 18 years”, – stated in the message.
Recall that for the development and support of national Ukraine adoption legislation provides support for adoptive parents who adopt a child from Ukraine. From 1 January 2009 a Ukrainian family that adopted a child-orphan, receives guaranteed financial support from the state in the amount of 12,240 thousand UAH and one-time paid leave in connection with the Ukraine adoption of a child by duration 56 calendar days.
It is also noted that in 2006 the authority with respect to accounting of orphan children and children deprived of parental care were transferred from the education authorities to offices-services children. Since that time in Dnepropetrovsk was adopted 535 orphans and children deprived of parental care.
As it became known, on the account in Management of service for children of the Dnipropetrovsk city Council is 2108 orphans and children deprived of parental care, of them 590 – children–orphans and 1518 – children deprived of parental care. In addition, the record is 1416 children who are brought up in families and 652 of the child in state institutions.