National Adoption Day
September 30 is National Adoption Day and in honor of that day, Holt International Services hosted a national media event to recognize the day. The purpose of the day was to introduce adoptive families, to recognize the national government and non-government officials working in adoption and to announce the release of Telling the Truth to Your Adopted Child, the Field Guide to Child Welfare by Ron Hughes and Judy Rycus and the Step by Step Parenting Series by Lynn and Ruby Johnston and others.
Let the pictures tell the story….
Highlighting the joys of adoptive parenting and the need for adoptive families brought these two families to the event to share their beautiful stories.
This mom shared a poem she wrote to her new daughter.
This couple, having already raised biologial children, felt called to increase their family. What a awesome sight!
We arrived to the rush of setting up TV cameras for this national event.
Participanting in this event were left to right, Alonya, Director of Holt International of Ukraine, Lydmilla, Director of the National Adoption Program for Ukraine and Uri, the head of the Ministry Department of Family, Youth and Sports, like our cabinet positions.
Rulsan, in the center, is the Vice President of Father's House in Kiev, one of the most effective organizations in Urkaine, finding homes for children in need of a permanent family.
Ruby shares ILDC's publications which have been in Ukraine, Russia and Kgyzstan - the Field Guide for Children Welfare and....
the Step by Step Parenting Series.
Ruby announces the release of Telling the Truth.