Hello Kimmie, we don't know where their paperwork is but SDA is telling us that no adoptions can be completed before they make a decision considering these changes. Odessa regional authorities are telling us adoption could be completed but SDA is still not giving appointments for these children. We will continue to follow this situation and let you know when it clears.
So that's where we are right now. Continuing to watch and wait. But, God has laid in our lap a way to help Igor and the Pishana orphanage where he's living. And we want to recruit as many of you as we can to help as well!! I wrote to my contact from the Nasledie Heritage Foundation (the ministry that posted a picture of Igor) to see if there was a need for supplies and if there was a way for us to give money to them so they could purchase supplies for Pishana Orphanage. I will copy her reply, as it's easier than trying to summarize it:
Thank you for your generous offer to help with providing things for the orphanage. Slavik Puzanov, the director of Nasledie Heritage Foundation, recently asked all of the directors of the orphanages we work in what their needs were now. He also contacted other organizations and people that he knew were helping because of the refugee situation. He has found that of the orphanages in our region that accepted the new children all have some additional support at this time except for the Pishana orphanage and the orphanage in Kilia. So we decided today that we would direct our funds towards these two orphanages.
She went on to say that Pishana now has 107 children. They received 48 refugees at the end of August. They need toiletries, clothing and school supplies for all these refugees as they have not been given any additional money to care for them. To purchase all the supplies they need would cost several thousand dollars. The Nasledie Foundation will be able to help with some of their needs but not all of them. I know there are many of you who love Igor and pray for him daily. Please pray over this opportunity to donate money to help take care of him and the other refugees at Pishana. Your donation would be tax deductible and you would actually be participating in the fast that God desires in Isaiah 58...giving to the poor and needy. The Nasledie Foundation plans to take these supplies to Pishana on October 18th. So please take time to make your donations in the next week so they will receive the money before they begin to purchase supplies.
Here is information on how you can donate:
Any donation from you will be used to purchase these supplies. You can donate online https://npo.justgive.org/nonprofits/donate.jsp?ein=41-1652782 by following the link. Or you can send a check to International Messengers PO Box 618 Clear Lake, IA 50428. Please send a note with your check noting that the funds should be used for Pishana orphanage supplies. Also, note that the funds should go to Slavik and Alyona Puzanov. If you donate online, you will need to make these notes in the program section. If you do not make these notes your donation will not go to the Pishana Orphanage but will go in the ministry's general fund.
If the above link does not work, go to http://nasledieukraine.blogspot.com/p/donate.html and follow the prompts to donate. Don't forget to note Pishana and the directors names when you make your donation. Let's work together to raise enough money to purchase all the supplies this orphanage needs as they care for these sweet orphans. Because we will not see when you donate online we would love for you to drop us a quick note to let us know you are joining with us to help Pishana. You don't need to tell us how much you donate. We'd just love to know who is partnering with us in this. Thank you!!