Ukrainian President Yushenko Vocalizes Support for Orphans

December 9th, 2008 by Katya

I was definitely interested in this article I read in the Kyiv Post this morning.

Kyiv Post: Yushchenko: Government should fund foster parents

President Victor Yushenko seems to be stepping forward and speaking in favor of helping orphans. I can imagine that a lot of non-governmental organizations working with orphans are excited by today’s announcement. The president’s statement also introduced foster care. I know there are foster parents in Ukraine (not exactly sure how many, but I may be able to find a rough estimate in Kyiv) and League of Foster Families in Kyiv aimed at building foster care in Ukraine, but up until today, I have never heard the president speak so openly in support of foster care. I hope that the president’s words are not in vain and that this marks the beginning of real change and improvement for the status of orphans in Ukraine.

One Response to “Ukrainian President Yushenko Vocalizes Support for Orphans”

  1. John Heywood Says:

    I agree; I hope the words aren’t in vain. It sounds like times might be changing, hopefully.

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