Wednesday, September 30, 2009

12 Children Are Adopted in Ukraine Every Day

On Ukraine's National Adoption Day, a new statistic has been released by the government, stating that 12 children are adopted every day, 7 by Ukrainians and 5 by foreigners.

12 children are adopted in Ukraine every day in 2009
National Radio Company of Ukraine


Sheryl said...

I sort of doubt that this statistic is accurate. I don't want to be disrespectful of the UA government, but I'm suspicious of it because it favors the nationals. From what I understand, adoption is largely misunderstood and taboo there.

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

I hope/pray that the numbers ar correct and that they will continue to rise.

The McEacherns said...

I pray we become a statistic very soon! :)

Healy Family said...

Hi! I "accidently" came across your blog today. We also adopted 2 children from Ukraine last winter and arrived home on February 15. Our new daughters are 11 and 12 (they each had a birthday this summer) and are biological sisters. they are from the donetsk region. we are thrilled the Lord led us to these sweet girls a year ago last summer (we met them through an orphan hosting program - frontier horizons to be exact, and through a mutual friend of the host family and us we met the girls and decided to adopt them. they join our 3 other children who are currently 12, 10 and 8 this month. The Lord is good! Some friends of ours are leaving for Kiev on the 13th of this month to adopt 2 of our girls friends (not related) after i put out a prayer request for someone to adopt them. if you are intersted I can send you their blog info and you can follow their journey too! welcome to the adoption family!

Justine said...

Hi Alan,
I talked to you on the phone awhile ago to help me out with my powerpoint. I'm finally opening my blog up to the public, I guess my family would still fall under the "hosting" category if you would like to add a link to it! Hope you and the kids are doing well! Thanks!