Story number 4 for 30 Jul 2003

By July 30, 2003

(Russia)–Meanwhile, a Christian organization has received accreditation to do international adoptions in Russia. Buckner Orphan Care International’s Debbie Wynne (win) says they’re thrilled. “It’s been a 3-year long wait. There (are) over 700,000 orphans. Unfortunately, their system is not one that is adoption-minded, and so, those children that cannot be returned to birth families, end up growing up in the orphanage. A lot of these children, the girls, will go into prostitution and both girls and boys go into drug use.” Adoption gives these children hope. Wynne says this extends the work they’re already doing. “Buckner has been working in Russia since 1995. We do a great deal of mission work as well as humanitarian aid efforts there. So, it’s just a blessing that we can continue our ministry through adoptions.” Christian families are needed to share their lives and their faith with these needy children.

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