Seventeen-year-old Bogdan and his siblings (left to right in the photo) Maria (9), Sofia (6), Darina (14), Alexandra (11), and Taras (7) have been living in an orphanage for the past five years. Prior to that, Bogdan did his best to care for his younger siblings and protect them from years of abuse resulting from his parents’ addictions.
But God has special plans for Bogdan and his siblings! A loving couple, Yana and Alexander, met them while volunteering at a children’s camp for orphans and they want to bring all six children home to be part of their forever family! As you might guess, Yana and Alexander need to make a few updates to their home to accommodate six additional children. As of today, the only thing standing between these kids and their new family is updated bathroom facilities in their house.
Yana and Alexander are especially equipped to take on the daunting challenge of raising six children who have had a hard life. Together they have worked for a wide variety of charities throughout Ukraine, doing such things as organizing training for foster parents, assisting with summer camps for orphaned children, and helping in church children’s ministries. Through this work they realized that they wanted to become adoptive parents and adopted their first daughter, Milana (far right in photo). The children have bonded well with Yana, Alexander, and Milana and already have a solid relationship based on mutual trust.
Your prayers are urgently needed so that bathroom renovations can be made quickly and this family can begin their journey together. Please pray especially for Yana and Alexander–that they would not only model healthy, nurturing parents but that they would be instruments in drawing these kids into a closer, loving relationship with Jesus.