There are over 100,000 orphans in Ukraine.
The estimated number of orphans globally currently reported by the UNICEF and the World Health Organization include:
17.6 million children worldwide have lost both parents (“double orphan”).
150 million children worldwide have lost either one parent (“single orphan”).
Missing From the Estimates
One of the greatest weaknesses in these global orphan estimates is that they include only orphans that are currently living in homes. They do not count the estimated 2 to 8+ million children living in institutions. Nor do current estimates include the vast number of children who are living on the streets, exploited for labor, victims of trafficking, or participating in armed conflict.
Join us in caring for them.
A subsidiary ministry of lci
Focuses on the wounded hearts of children from hard places, and families that have fostered, adopted, and cared for these children. This done through dispensing of information regarding resources and support services and offering informal counsel and advice with the purpose of preventing disruptions and improving the family life.
TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention from The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development) principles to build connections, support and advocacy for families. Mentoring and advocating through role modeling, personal contacts, educating, as well as linking to support groups and training opportunities.
To provide a safe place for families to bring their pain and disappointment regarding their foster and adoptive placements and to share knowledge and resources with them with the purpose of bringing hope and restoring the relationships that are in jeopardy of being disrupted.
We're helping orphaned children thrive.
We've helped children find adoptive parents, provided education and training, and cared for them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
It started with a prayer.
Love Cradle International started with a prayer. In 2000 a young, single Ukranian woman looked around her at homeless children all around Ukraine. She saw them living in the sewers in the belly of Kiev, in cities around Ukraine sleeping on the above-ground heating pipes for warmth after they tore away the asbestos insulation. She saw them dressed in rags begging for food and money at the “Metro” stops. With tears in her eyes she asked God “What can I, a single woman with very little resources, do about this?”