Our Mission

We exist to demonstrate God’s love and care for orphaned/needy children in Ukraine and around the world.


Love Cradle International (LCI) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, driven by the good news of Jesus Christ and God’s grace and love, and is committed to caring for orphans/needy children around the world, but with primary contacts in Ukraine.

“To care for the physical and spiritual well being of orphan/needy children. To see helpless and destitute children equipped and able to live balanced and disciplined lives. To give needy children every possible advantage to grow in an environment that empowers them to become the leaders of tomorrow.”

LCI started with a prayer and tears of a young woman.  The year was 2000, a difficult time in the countries history, there were many homeless/orphaned children all around Ukraine.  She seen them living in the sewers in the belly of cities, sleeping on the above-ground heating pipes for warmth in winter.  She seen them dressed in worn out clothing begging for food and money at the train and bus stops/stations.  She lifted her tear filled eyes to God and asked “Dear Lord Jesus what can I, a single woman with very little resources, do about this?”

This prayer was the beginning of Love Cradle International.  God gave her the answer…”Go to them!”. Watch our vision video here.


Stephen A. Yagilnicky
Chairman / President