We hosted with Save a Child in 2007, and even though the young woman we hosted
wanted to be adopted by an Italian family she knew well, we met people here and
in Ukraine who helped us find our three daughters (all age 14) that we brought
home a year ago. Save a Child is a great way to begin what might otherwise be a
very scary thing. It's a great way to get to know the kids and see that most
are very normal and happy. The people we met through hosting have remained a
strong positive support group, and I think this foundation and the adoption
agency Adoption Way does wonderful things, and is so professional. I will
always be grateful.
There is also no such thing as "the Ukraine". And that is great advice to
"Agree with just a mom". Read a little bit about what you're slamming before
you make such and ignorant comment. The foundation is called 'Save a Child' not
'Save a child for 3 weeks'. Also, the towns these kids come from
are near the border of Russia and they speak Russian most of the time and also
Ukrainian. This is the 4th year this program has taken place and
90% of the kids have been adopted into the families that hosted them, thanks to
Save A Child.I think it is an incredible program and opportunity for
these older orphans who are largely overlooked by couples considering adoption
to have a chance at something bigger and greater than what happens to them in
Ukraine when they hit age 16. Be thankful you had a better life
than they did and be nice to people who want to change that for a child.
If the orphans are Ukrainian, then a better title for this story would be "How
do you say snake in Ukrainian".Ukraine was locked in Soviet slavery
for 75 years. They are glad to be independent. They should not be looked upon as
a Russian appendage.I do agree with Payaso's comment, however.
to anonymous: there is no such thing as "at Ukraine"
Accent on "ya"Mike in Sandy
Snake = Putin
Shouldn't this article be entitled "How do you say 'snake' in Ukrainian?" I
think that the Ukraine broke away from Russia for a reason...
Snake is "Zmiya" in Ukrainian. Snakes are exist in Ukraine. I don't know why
those two kids took a special interests in case of snakes, because nobody like
snakes at Ukraine.
Don't you just love google. If you don't know something, say the mission of Save
a Child Foundation. All you have to do is google them to find out why they're
bringing older orphans to America for 3 weeks. Thanks for this article. You
never know how many lives can be changed through a little education and
I've lived in Russia for 5 years. It is just WRONG to bring them over here and
then send them back. Even the smallest farming town is SHEER luxury compared to
the towns of Russia or the Ukraine. These boys should be adopted. Oh
yeah and wonder how much it cost to fly them out here? Maybe 1500 each? And that
is close to 1/10 the cost to adopt them. What a waste of MONEY to show these
boys what they will never have again in another few weeks.
yea, but how do you say it in Ukrainian?
zmeya is snake in russian z-me-ya..
This might seem like a really nice, caring thing to do...but, then you send them
back...to the orphanage? Does this make them happy?...Experience what other
(American)kids get to do, and this is what other kids get to have, and this is
what a "family" is like...now go back to poverty and no parents, and hope you
have a great life... I don't know? Seems right at first, then it seems really
wrong. I'm Just sayin'..