Musical foster family of Igor and Lyudmila Grechanovs.
Before they were married, Igor and Lyudmila Grechanovs heard a lot from pastor Gennady Mokhnenko about adoption and foster families, and therefore after the marriage they already knew that they wanted to take adopted children to the family. In 2012, they began to collect documents, and soon the first adopted child appeared in the family.
A year later, another boy found his father and mother in the person of Igor and Lyudmila. The boy was required to pay more attention, and Lyudmila left the work, engaged in raising children. A year later the family was replenished with three children. Two sisters and brother remained orphans after the death of their mother, and the elderly grandmother was unable to educate and support the children. The family Grechanovs, not thinking for a long time, decided to take them to their house.
Since 2015, the family has the status of a "family-type children's home", and this house is constantly growing and developing. Just one year ago, another girl got into the family, which was not at all like that, but after a year of being in the family she blossomed and changed radically. However, like every child who gets into a real family and realizes that he is loved and accepted as a biological.
In the family, almost all the children are engaged in music. Bogdan plays the accordion, Vika, Alain and Maxim master the piano, and Sonya goes to art school. They would be happy to visit other clubs, however, having time to take everyone to classes and pick up is not easy.
Parents admit that they face a lot of difficulties, a lack of understanding on the part of the school, society, it is not easy to cope with the children, but it is not selfish to live only for oneself in their plans. Therefore, they are optimistic and with the understanding that each person has his own character, advantages and disadvantages with which one can and should live.
Lyudmila Grechanova, the adoptive mother: "God created us to serve and take care of someone, especially women. I asked God to fill the house with childish laughter, and He answered me in full. "
07 August 2018
The last 5 thousand kilometers passed in 3 months in 12 states of the United States of America from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. The team of Pilgrims led by pastor Gennady Mokhnenko completed the round-the-world tour, claiming that the dream of a world without orphans moves across all countries and continents, and this process can not be stopped.
23 July 2018
Every year many children from the "Republic Pilgrim" children are graduating, and not only graduate from school, but also successfully complete the path of rehabilitation and are ready to return home. If, of course, there is where to return.
17 May 2018
Artem is now 11 years old and he lives in Pilgrim for a year already. Earlier in his life a boy lived in a village Mirny with his mum. His mum had problems with alcohol addiction so Artem spent his free time wandering on the streets, being all too himself and having no appropriate care. When the war in East Ukraine started, a situation in a boys’ family didn’t change much - he was seen on the streets even while there were bombings!
27 April 2018
Former orphans and kids from children's rehabilitation center «Republic Pilgrim» are preparing to finish a round-the-world bike tour called «World Without Orphans» and on the first days of May this year they will go to North America. Starting from Los Angeles, California and ending in Miami, Florida state, they will overcome few thousands kilometres on their bikes, proclaiming their wildest dream, telling people about the value of the family for every single child in this world. Participants of this tour hope to prove the society that a Global Orphans Crisis – is just a myth that can be overcome by providing support for adoptive families, promoting adopting orphans or directly taking children to their families.
16 April 2018
Mariupol Charity fund «Pilgrim» realizes the biggest rehability project in Ukraine for children and teenagers who got into difficult situations in life, does work in a sphere of adult rehabilitation, helps elderly people who have no place to live and no facilities to survive. Because of the military situation in Eastern Ukraine it also doe some work with those who were forced to move away as refugees, and helps peaceful citizens in a war zone.
13 March 2018
Robbery, burglary, car thefts and drugs are not just crimes but also a reason to get acquainted with policemen. The majority of the kids in the center “Republic Pilgrim” at their early age have already had the negative experience of meeting the police as a result of the offences they committed.
10 February 2018
How can 11-year-old child adjust to severe circumstances his own mother condemned him. What does Daniel think and dream about after experiencing much more struggles than many adults?
11 January 2018
The most bright, dreamy and loved holidays for children are definitely Christmas holidays! At this time you can feel this good festive mood, kids receive many presents, surprises and gather around the table to have a good meal and have lots of fun. All of these things build an atmosphere of a holiday, that is something new in lives for most of the citizens of the State of Former Homeless, and what they have never felt before.
29 November 2017
The main event of the year for the State of former street kids is the elections of government. It is always a frustrating moment since not everyone can nominate for the elections. There are a whole lot of demands to a candidate. Those who nominate are best of the best. This year there was an innovation that let the elections be even more exciting.