Masha was a local internet star back in July when someone anonymously posted video of her in the hospital with wounds that were assumed to be the result of abuse. Despite the outpouring of concern, and indignation, nothing really changed for her. A few days ago she finally received "orphan status" so she can be adopted but those same local news sources that posted the sensationalized story of her abuse, are ignoring this opportunity to advocate for her to have a family. To make matters worse- we learned that her mother died shortly after Masha's birth, meaning she should have been available for adoption almost four years ago. We are so sick of the broken orphan care system in Ukraine!

Posted by Shade For Children at 2023-09-01 07:23:23 UTC