Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Support Indigenous Adoption in Ukraine

"God bless every family who desires to adopt. It's an amazing ministry to children!"
-Slavic & Natasha, adoptive parents from Ukraine

Slavic & Natasha | An Adoption Story from Ukraine from Lifesong for Orphans on Vimeo.

Slavic & Natasha adopted their daughter shortly before her 13th birthday. When they arrived home, they asked her what she wanted for her birthday. Her answer? "I have the biggest gift of all. I have a mama and a papa!" 

Alex & Tatiana's family
Alex & Tatiana adopted 2 boys from their local orphanage in 2009. In 2012 they adopted 3 girls with special needs. In April of this year they began the process to adopt 2 more boys.
"We totally understand the nature of the challenges ahead of us, but we need the Lord's mercy and support of our brothers and sisters along the way. Thank you for being the hands and feet of the Lord in supporting our journey.
This path is beyond our physical abilities but with God all things are possible."

Slavic & Natasha and Alex & Tatiana represent a growing number of families in Ukraine who are sensing the need and obeying the call of God on their lives to adopt.

Adoption Without Borders is an intentional program linking like-minded families and churches in the USA with Christian families in the Ukraine who are seeking to adopt. People from the USA with a heart for orphan care support families in Ukraine to adopt children from the Ukraine.

The system is already in place and working well. For over 7 years, the Lifesong Ukraine team has assisted couples in adopting (or life-long fostering) over 160 orphans. Excellent pre- and post-adoption training and support is in place and positive relationships with state-run orphanages, local government, district courts, and local churches in the Izume, Kharkov, and Zap regions of Ukraine are well established.

The goal of indigenous adoption in Ukraine is not only to recruit Christian families who God is calling to adopt, but to equip them as well. In many cases, Christians are able to equip Christians in other countries to adopt with fewer hurdles than Christians are able to internationally adopt.

"Love and care provided in a family surpasses it all. The biggest need of a child is to have a loving family." -- Slavic & Natasha

Please join us in praying for Adoption Without Borders and all the families like Slavic & Natasha and Alex & Tatiana in Ukraine and around the world who are working together to make this amazing partnership possible.


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