Children Adoption in Ukraine

The history of Ukraine adoption this is the rare example where the private initiative of the organization changed the system in the state. Children Adoption in Ukraine is one of the main initiatives and efforts in the fight against abandonment of children and most importantly give a family to a child instead of the boarding schools and orphanages.

I firmly believe that orphanages in Ukraine should not exist as a long term solution, every child should have a family and the only job of state orphanage should be to help find adoptive parents for the waiting children, who left with no parental care for whatever life’ reason.

The political will to help every child to find family and to abandon old system of Ukraine orphanages. The motto word for Ukraine adoption policy should be “Every child needs a family” and it shall become official state policy in the Ukraine adoption field. To take the best of international practice and policies, and to make it a working practice in Ukraine, to change Ukraine adoption policy in accordance to the best accepted standard in Europe and America, to live up to highest standards of what is best for the child, that we a country can do. And then each child in Ukraine will have a chance for a family, a chance for the future, a chance for the happiness. Lets at least try our best.

thanks to the Internet, Ukrainian information and news on Ukraine adoption through the blogs and news portal like Ukraine adoption gets out to news partners in all-Ukrainian public organization facilitating adoption in Ukraine. The war reveals all the problems and the number of children-orphans who deprived of parental care is growing. This applies to both the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, and in the whole of Ukraine. For the first 9 months of 2015 have been adopted and taken into foster care 513 children (last year during the same period, were 760 children transferred to orphanages.

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.

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.

Ukraine started new mentoring project for children-orphans

Ukraine adoption program facilitates Ukrainians who wish to become mentors with orphanage children. In Ukraine started new mentoring project for children-orphans and children who deprived of parental care as Ukraine  states the status of children in custody of federal government family-type orphanages. Representatives of Service for children of Kiev and mentoring project “One Hope” – the first turn to participate in the project are selected teenagers who have no loved ones. Volunteers who are willing to become close friends for the orphans, undergo a rigorous selection and special training under the federal program of Ukraine adoption set forth for domestic adoptive parents and people considering the option of adopting children from orphanages.
“The goal of the project is the formation of the closest emotional relationships,by and between adoptive parents under domestic adoption parents and waiting children in Ukraine orphanages’ says a curator from the Service for children of Julia Udovenko. Similar program will be set forth for international adoptive families wishing to undergo similar type of program to have such opportunity to meet with waiting children in Ukraine adoption orphanages. – A mentor is a friend who will be with the child to enjoy his success, to which the child can turn to for help. A long-term project, it does not end at the exit of the child from the orphanage. If possible, the mentor should invite the child to my family, on weekends, on vacation. For starters, such outlets can be a caregiver from the orphanage or from the coordinator of our project”. Lean more on this programs and initiative set forth under Ukraine adoption project one child – one family.