Children left behind face uncertainty.
RW has provided financial grants for multiple families adopting children from Ukraine. Many of these children have been abandoned due to financial hardship and/or other varied needs. Ukraine has one of Europe’s highest number of children living in orphanages. Many more live on the streets. Statistics vary, but estimates are that 110,000 children (before the current conflict) are orphaned in Ukraine. These numbers are certain to grow.
During times of war, these children are at the highest risk of malnutrition, abuse, trafficking, or serious illness. Adoptions of Ukrainian children are also currently suspended and the future of these children joining families is uncertain.
RW’s ability to fund previous adoptions of Ukrainian children has been because of the work each of you does each day. Our hope is that peace will come and adoptions will resume in Ukraine!
We are working for the day every child has a home.
4 Areas of Focus
- Facilities that support abandoned children.
- Educational programs for orphaned children.
- Adoption grants.
- Family preservation / orphan prevention.
RW financially supported the adoption of five children from Ukraine in 2021. Other families have applied for financial support, but we are waiting (and hoping) that they will be able to bring their children home.