That's all she wants.
To be loved.
By a family.
Perhaps together we could find a family for Nastya?
Here is the interview:
Nastya is a shy and quiet girl. During the interview it took many questions to get some information. At the present, she is in her first year at college; she studies to be a typist. Math is hard for her and she does not like it at all. Biology, on the other hand, she likes very much. Her hobbies are singing and drawing. She is a very talented girl with a beautiful voice.
When asked about her childhood and about her life with family, she said she lived with her parents, who were not married, but just living together. Her dad died when she was 9, and then her mom died when she was 10, both from tuberculosis. When Nastya was 7, her mother had beaten her so hard that Nastya had very bad brain injury which apparently caused epilepsy. She began having seizures every day. When she was moved to the orphanage, the doctors tried to help her with medication, but it did not really help. 2 years ago she had seizures 5 days a week, but last year doctors gave her new medicine which has helped her. Her last seizure was in December 2011.
6 months ago she found out that she has older brother who is 26; he has a family. They talk on the phone sometimes, but that's all. Her younger brother (age 7) was adopted by a Ukrainian family, who also wanted to adopt her, but she said no. She did not feel confident about the adoption. The reason, she says, is that the family already had so many children. She is in touch with her little brother all the time. Later, several families wanted to adopt her, but the director of the orphanage did not recommend her to the families because of her severe epilepsy.
She says that earlier she had not thought about adoption, but now a trusted friend has convinced her that it would be better for her and her future life, so she said that she wants to be adopted and move to the US.
When asked what kind of family she wants to have, she said its hard to imagine any details about the family, whether they are young or old , have kids or no kids. She said one thing that is really important for her is that if a family adopts her, they really love her and care about her very much. She worries that she will be adopted, move to the USA, but have no attention, love and care. She really wants to have a family who really LOVES her.
The only way Nastya can be adopted is if we find a family already in the process. They need to have applied to Immigration before May 21 (which was Natsya's 16th birthday), then they need to have a date to go to Ukraine within 6 months of their immigration approval date. That is why the window of opportunity is so slim.
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Her time is running out. Together, let's pray that Nastya's family finds her.
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." --Ephesians 3:21