Period of implementation
2003 – present time
Kyiv and Chmelnytskyi regions
However, each person and, particularly, the least protected social group – children – have a right to protection, development and a happy childhood in a two-parent family.
At the end of the 1990s the majority of orphaned children were brought up in orphanages. There was no such notion as “family-type upbringing” in the state. There were several dozens of family-type children’s homes in Ukraine which were founded back in the days of the USSR. In these circumstances several funds initiated a programe of orphans’ upbringing in families.
One of the pioneers of this activity was a charity organization called Hope and Homes for Children which works in 8 countries. 65 FTCH were founded under their support and 1,100 children found their parents.
At the beginning of the 2000s, the foundation appealed to Obolon with a project for long-term support of large foster families. Since then the company has been helping three children's homes in Kyiv and Chmelnytskyi regions.
Children need a lot of attention, particularly, those who are deprived of their own homes and parental care
* In 2014 Ukraine lost control over the statistical data for orphans due to occupation of certain territories and open hostilities.
This concerns 4.5 thousand children in the Crimean Autonomous Republic, 10 thousand in Donetsk Region and 5 thousand in Luhansk Region.
In 2005, Ukraine commenced a reform of family-type upbringing of children deprived of parental care. At the end of last year there were 918 family-type children's homes and more than 4 thousand foster homes in this country.
* A family-type children's home (FTCH)
is a separate family founded with the consent of the couple or a separate person who takes at least six orphans and children deprived of parental care for upbringing and joint residence.