Video: Ukraine Orphan Outreach Seeks Families for More Than 100,000 Children

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Denalee Chapman April 26, 2015

There are 450 orphanages in Ukraine that house over 100,000 orphans. These children are the lucky orphans . . . more than 100,000 of Ukraine’s orphans live on the street. Sadly, at age 16, children in orphanages “graduate.” Of those children who are not adopted into families and leave at age 16, 60% of the girls turn to prostitution to earn a living; 70% of boys turn to a life of crime. A shocking 10% commit suicide.

But there are alternatives. Ukraine Orphan Outreach works to get forever homes for these children. The non-profit company accepts donations to help families desiring to adopt Ukrainian children. Those interested in adopting or in helping families are invited to peruse the website for additional information.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at DenaleeChapman.com.


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