Because of you, these children spent much of their summer splashing in the river near their home. Sun-kissed skin, bare feet, picnic lunches with mom and dad. A picturesque image that would not be possible without you.
Previously, Bogdan, Maria, Sofia, Darina, Alexandra, and Taras (left to right in photo) lived in a Ukrainian orphanage for five years. As you can imagine, those summers were much different…
Thankfully, a loving couple named Yana and Alexander and their adopted daughter, Milana (far right in photo), wanted to bring these orphans home forever to be their family. The government required Yana and Alexander to update their bathroom facilities to accommodate six more children and they needed your help. Through YOUR faithful support, Bogdan, Maria, Sofia, Darina, Alexandra, and Taras are now home!
In addition to playing in the river, the siblings have been going to summer camps – some through church and some that are especially for children who have been adopted. The youngest siblings, Sofia and Taras, are adjusting beautifully into their new family. The orphanage directors don’t recognize Sofia anymore because she’s blossomed so much! The middle siblings, Maria and Alexandra, are adapting well and working with a Christian psychologist to overcome their past trauma. The oldest, Darina and Bodgan, spent many years caring for their younger siblings and are now learning how to be cared for by their parents.
Their mom, Yana, says, “Our lives have changed tremendously. We do praise God for His provision and are hoping and praying to help the kids grow into responsible adults.” Thank you for supporting these children and their new family!