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The twelfth adopted son of the chaplain Albert Khomyak.

The twelfth adopted son of the chaplain Albert Khomyak.

 

The social services came to the “Republic Pilgrim” for help. They asked to take into the center a 13-year-old boy temporarily, for the time of his medical examination.  Afterwards the boy was to be taken to a special boarding school for kids with mental flaws. But did the boy really need to be in such a boarding school?

 Ruslan’s mother had been deprived of maternal rights long ago. And the child was left without parental care. The boy needed family any way but he was not retarded or unbalanced.

 Tatyana Karpukhina, the director of the center of children’s rehabilitation “Republic Pilgrim”: As soon as we have seen the boy we doubted he had any mental problems and that he needed to be in a specialized boarding school. Ruslan was very friendly, didn’t show signs of aggression, easily adjusted to the schedule of the center as well as to its collective”. 

 In a definite period of time the mentors noticed that he was in a bad mood and there were often tears in his eyes. It turned out to be that the boy didn’t want to leave Pilgrim and to go to the specialized boarding school.  It upset him so much that he cried.

 One of these days the war chaplain Albert Khomyak came to Pilgrim with the team of volunteers. They brought gifts for the kids and they arranged the time of fellowship where Ruslan met Albert.

 They boy got to know that Albert is an adoptive father who takes kids from the center to his place at the weekends. Ruslan wanted to come and visit them too.

 The stuff of the Pilgrim told Albert the teenager’s story and that if nobody adopts him he will be taken to the specialized boarding school. Albert made a decision to adopt him almost right away. Regardless of judicial difficulties he didn’t give up and due to his persistence, willingness and due to the help of the city social services his 14th birthday Ruslan celebrated already in the circle of his new family.

 “Pilgrim” played a vital part in the life of the boy. It is here he revealed his character and talents, proved by his behavior that it would have been a great mistakes of the officials if they had taken him to the pitiful life in that specialized boarding school for kids with mental problems. However instead of the unviable destiny he gained family, brothers and a lot of friends in the “Republic Pilgrim”.


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The project of national adoption «You will be found»
12 September 2016

The mariupolites are making a worldwide trip for the sake of the world without orphans.

The mariupolites are making a worldwide trip for the sake of the world without orphans.
Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany. 20 mariupolites rode along these countries on their bikes This summer alongside with the founder of the Charity Fund Pilgrim, Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko.
30 August 2016

Around the world on bikes for the sake of orphans - for them to find families.

Around the world on bikes for the sake of orphans - for them to find families.
The team from Mariupol travel around Europe to attract the attention to street kids. The bike action was initiated by the priest of the Pentecostal church Gennadiy Mokhnenko. He went to the worldwide bike tour alongside with his adopted kids. “It is so unfair because there is a thousand of families for each orphan in our country” – states Gennadiy Mokhnenko who is the adoptive father of 32 kids and 3 biological ones.
13 August 2016

The bike tour from the Eastern Ukraine to Helsinki – “The situation there is tough, the fighting goes on daily”

The bike tour from the Eastern Ukraine to Helsinki – “The situation there is tough, the fighting goes on daily”
The group of the former street kids has arrived on their bikes to the Narinkkatori square ahead with the Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko. The bike tour along the northern Europe on the idea of the initiators must attract attention to the situation in the East of Ukraine and to the problems of orphaned kids.
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Helsinki is meeting the participants of the bike tour “ The world without orphans”

Helsinki is meeting the participants of the bike tour “ The world without orphans”
In August 9th in Helsinki the solemn meeting of the partakers of the worldwide bike action “ The world without orphans” took place.
31 July 2016

Latvia must become a country without orphans

Latvia must become a country without orphans
At the end of this week the group of cyclists rode into Riga within the worldwide journey under the motto” The world without orphans”. All of them are former street kids who once were fostered by the pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko – the founder of the largest in the countries of CIS children’ rehab center “Republic Pilgrim”. As the priest shared in the interview to the program of the Latvian radio 4 “ day by day” his purpose here is to debunk the myths and stereotypes about adoption that exist in the Latvian society.
28 July 2016

Around the world with the mission of adoption

Around the world with the mission of adoption
The cyclists from Mariupol are making a bike tour along the countries of the North and the west of Europe.
20 July 2016

The banner of Mariupol has arrived at the capital of Poland.

The banner of Mariupol has arrived at the capital of Poland.
The former street kids left the borders of Ukraine within the worldwide bike tour “ The World without orphans” and they continue their way along Europe. The first European country has become a friendly Poland.
12 July 2016

The participants of the worldwide bike tour entered the city of Lviv

The participants of the worldwide bike tour entered the city of Lviv
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09 July 2016

On bikes around the world: the participants of the bike action «Ukraine without orphans» have arrived in the city of Rivne.

On bikes around the world: the participants of the bike action «Ukraine without orphans» have arrived in the city of Rivne.
On bikes they ride to Europe. During the next 2 months the children will overcome 300 miles. A small group of enthusiastic young men who used to be orphans in the past travel around the world and call upon all people to fight against orphanhood. Today within the bike tour the cyclists reached Rivne.
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