Friday, September 28, 2012

Ukraine Adoption Needs International Adoptive Parents for 24,000 Waiting Orphaned Children

There are over 26,000 children in Ukraine waiting for adoption.
24,000 of these children waiting for loving adoptive families are
older than 5 years or have health problems. As this article about
Ukrainian adoption in the Kyiv Post confirms, it is great that
Ukraine's programs to encourage adoption by Ukrainians is
working. However, you can see by the numbers that there is still
a massive unmet need for adoptive parents for Ukrainian children,
especially those over 5 years of age. Please consider how you
could help.

Ukrainians adopt two times more Ukrainian children than
foreigners, Deputy Social Policy Minister Lydia Drozdova has

At a press conference in Kyiv on Thursday, the deputy minister
said that the alarming tendency of more Ukrainian children being
adopted by foreigners than by Ukrainian citizens had been
reversed.According to the Social Policy Ministry, Ukrainians
adopted some 1,300 children, while citizens of other countries
530 children in the first eight months of this year.

According to Drozdova, the number of foreign parents who adopted
Ukrainian children in 2011 fell by half compared to 2005.In
addition, the deputy minister said most people wanted to adopt
children under five years of age.

According to Ukrainian legislation, foreigners can adopt children
older than five or children with health problems, she added.

Drozdova also stressed that there are 26,000 children waiting for
adoption in the Ukrainian database, including 24,000 children
older than five years and those with health problems.

At the same time, more than 1,600 Ukrainian parents are currently
in the queue for adoption, and 80% of them want to adopt children
under five years of age."We need to raise the culture of adoption
in the society, and to address this issue not in the interests of
adults, but in the interests of children," she said.

Kyiv Post Sept. 27, 2012, 6:51 p.m. - by Interfax-Ukraine

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