We started Adopt Ukraine several years ago as a direct request from Pastor Gregory from the Church of Praise in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine. We had been sharing in his church about the orphan situation in Ukraine. There were over 1000 people in church that day that heard the message of the orphan. After we left, Pastor Gregory was inundated with people wanting to know more about Adoption. He felt lost as to what to tell them. It was then he made a decision - talk to us about what we had started and ask us to do something about it!
So at a dinner one evening he brought forth the question, "Lynn and Ruby, you have caused me some problems. You have talked to my church about adoption and we do not know what to tell them. You need to fix this problem and give me someone to talk to them."
That leD us to Vika Melinchenko. We hired her full time and she became our project manager for what was to become Adopt Ukraine. She has been an incredible asset ever since. She works with people in Ukraine who are considering adoption and don't know how to negotiate through the maze. She haS had tremendous success in keeping children with their birth families where safety could be assured, many adoptions have gone forth with her efforts and she has been in court on countless cases to protect the rights of children to have families. She has fought hard for many different parents who have been challenged by the system and were close to losing their children.
Adopt Ukraine is a success. Vika is the manager of this. Pastor Gregory was the catalyst to this. And we? We are just the incredibly honored people whom God has called to encourage this and to keep you informed of the good work being done in Ukraine for children.
And if you want to help this project? Every donation received from November 1 through December 31 will be matched. Giving $100, becomes $200. Our match is for $25,000. That means if we raise $25,000. There is another $25,000 that will be added to the general fund of LAMb International.
What is the goal? UKRAINE WITHOUT ORPHANS! BELIEVE WITH US. 2015 IS GOING TO LOOK MUCH DIFFERENT IN UKRAINE THAN WHAT WE SEE TODAY.
FAMILIES - NOT ORPHANAGES!
check out the blog for Adopt Ukraine: www.adoptukraine.blogspot.com