It has been almost two months since we started translation of the book. We want to give you little update about it, what stage the translation is at and when it is going to be finished.

We have already translated 12 chapters of the book and there is only one chapter left. For the next two weeks the text of the book will be edited and proof-read.

We hope to publish the book at the end of August and organize book presentation event in September!

There are many adoptive and foster parents, as well as social workers and adoption specialists who have been waiting on the book! We hope as they use it, they will find the best ways to help traumatized children to recover from traumas of the past. : )



International Leadership and Development Center has  trained 17 adoptive and foster parents in Uzhgorod city in Western part of  Ukraine. At this training parents received valuable knowledge that will help them in raising their foster and adoptive children.  Over the training ILDC national trainers went through four main topics, such as: The Identity of adoptive and foster child, Sexual Behavior, Working with Teenagers and Burnout. At the end of the training, parents had expressed their gratitude for organizing this training and shared with us how valuable this training was to them.

Providing post placement trainings for foster and adoptive parents is very important. There are over 8000 children in foster families and about 2000 children adopted per year by Ukrainian families. Usually families are very enthusiastic when they take children and have a sincere desire to help them. They also go through some pre placement trainings offered by the government and NGOs. But it is after the placement when they need training and support the most. Because once they begin to face difficulties and challenges with their new children they become discouraged and burnt out. There is no post placement trainings available for them yet. All this can cause bad consequences and traumas for foster and adoptive children when they can suffer in their new families or be returned back to the orphanages in the worst case.

That’s why it so vital to help adoptive and foster families at this moment providing for them with resources that could help them in raising their adoptive and foster children. 

Besides this training we were able to develop very good partnership with local Social Service and another organization, called  “Nehemiah”. With this new partnership we  will be able to conduct more trainings for adoptive and foster families in that part of the county.  

We already have scheduled next training for a new group of parents in region in the beginning  of August.

If you are interested  in supporting this post placement trainings for foster and adoptive families in Ukraine email us at info@ildcua.org

Thank you : )



Nina Terpugova is a single parent of two of her 5 and 3 year old sons. They have struggled  with finding permanent place to live and when the Children Service had found out about her situation they  wanted to terminate her parental rights and take the children to the orphanage.  Local Social Service have approached us with the request to help them to find the best solution so that this family could be preserved. We already had similar situations in the past and at this time we had to act quickly. At that moment our partner organization had available space in one of their program homes. We were able to cooperate with them and place this family in this temporary home. So at this  moment this family have a temporary place to live and  we are trying to help Nina to find job so she could provide for the kids. Our next step will be to activate churches to help this family to find a permanent place to live. 

The kids were very happy to stay with their mom. They attend kindergarten while we are helping Nina to find a place to work.

We would like to ask you to consider this family in your prayers that God would help us to find a permanent home for them and second prayer request that God would help Nina to find a permanent job.