Serving Ukraine Through Lifeline

Ukraine is a beautiful country in Eastern Europe with a distinct culture and abundant history. With a population of over 40 million people and its significant size, there are plenty of opportunities to serve this unique country.

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About our Partners

(un)adopted has two partnerships in Ukraine who work alongside each other. Children in Ukraine are prone to separation from their families due to poverty and incentive from the government for children to be in government homes. Our partners work to keep families together and serve children seen as less valuable to their country.

Response to War

As war ravages Ukraine, our partners’ ministry continues to adapt to the needs of vulnerable families and refugees. Their efforts are targeted at ensuring safety and supplies for families still in Ukraine, especially orphaned children and children with special needs. They are working with partners in Romania and Poland to care for Ukrainian refugees with housing, food, and soon trauma resources.

War Needs

Our partners seek ongoing support for families in Ukraine in need of food and medical supplies. They are assisting orphanages around the country to ensure the safety of children. Additionally, they offer support and direction for Ukrainian refugees residing in Romania while offering gospel hope.

Prior to War Needs

Our partners operate a special needs program for children in the community. These children are provided with loving care and gospel truth. Each summer, our partners host camps for children from impoverished areas and build relationships while sharing the gospel each day. Some of these camps are designated for deaf children. When families face the threat of losing their children because their homes are not up to government code, our partners assist with construction projects to ensure families stay together. Our partners also invest in the community through after-school programs, deaf small groups, and boys and girls clubs.

Other Ways to Get Involved

What's Happening in Ukraine

Pray for Ukraine

One of the ways you can get involved in Ukraine is to begin praying for the needs that are present there. Check back occasionally to see an updated list of prayer requests for this country. Prayer Points Pray for the Lord to...

Ukraine Financial Information

Lifeline Agency Fees: Application – $300 This non-refundable fee is due at submission of your application.  Once the application is accepted, then it will be processed by Lifeline to ensure you meet agency and country requirements.  Acceptance of the application constitutes the...

Who We Are

Lifeline has been bringing gospel hope and a future to orphaned children for over 35 years. Today, we have over 100 staff members on the phone, in meetings, and out in the field all working together to find incredible families for children...

National Adoption Month — A Biological Sibling’s Perspective on Adoption

By Jenny Riddle On the November 11, 2020 episode of The Defender Podcast, Herbie Newell talked with Boyd Christenberry, son of Kim and Bill Christenberry. Boyd gave his perspective on adoption as a biological child whose family was completed through adoption. Completion,...

When Adoption Isn’t Possible — (un)adopted®

Excerpt from Image Bearers by Herbie Newell In 2008, on a trip to Zaporizhia, Ukraine, the Lord awoke my heart to the fact that adoption alone could not answer the cry of the orphan. It was in Ukraine that I first met a...

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