The adoption procedure in Ukraine is extremely complex and bureaucratic, and the number of adopted children continues to decrease every year. This was stated by the former MP, Tetiana Bakhteieva. According to her, as of the beginning of 2019, Ukraine has more than 70 thousand registered children, orphans and children deprived of parental care. Currently, there are almost 17 thousand orphans and children deprived of parental care, children who can be adopted.
“Since 2003, on my initiative, the “Humanity” charity foundation was created, which provided assistance to children and people who found themselves in difficult life situations. One of the most important projects of the fund is to help the orphanage “Baby”, where there were 160 orphans. I am very proud that thanks to the work of the fund, many children can have the opportunity to be adopted, and find their real Ukrainian families,” the MP said.
According to Tetiana Bakhteieva, the adoption procedure in Ukraine continues to be a very complex and bureaucratic. “To my deepest regret, the number of adopted children continues to decrease every year. At the beginning of 2019, 1,730 orphans and children deprived of parental care were adopted in Ukraine. When acquaintances and friends appeal to me with a desire to bring up a child, I sincerely advise and recommend it to them, because the family is the main thing in the life of every person. And when after a while I see photographs of a child in a family, where he is happy, it is always a great joy for me,” she emphasized.
“You can read dozens of articles, hear hundreds of “fabulous” adoptive stories, and never dare to open the door to the nearest orphanage. But sometimes even a glance thrown at the TV screen is enough to understand: this child is yours and forever!” she added.
Tetiana Bakhteieva sincerely thanked all Ukrainians, who, despite all the difficulties, adopted children.
“I admire the doctors, nurses, and other employees of Ukrainian orphanages who daily give part of their souls, part of their heart to little pupils. There are no other people’s children! Health and peace!” Tetiana Bakhteieva concluded.
Recall, on September 30, Ukraine celebrates adoption day.