Serving Children in Ukraine


Despite its diversified economy and nearly-30-year independence from the Soviet Union, millions of people in Ukraine live in poverty, and an estimated 250 children enter the orphanage system daily. Many more children live on the streets.

Population: 44,068, 570

Capital: Kiev

Religion: Ukrainian Orthodox, Ukrainian Catholics, Protestants, and Jews

Language: Ukrainian (67.5%) and Russian (29.6%)

Within 2 years 80% of orphanage graduates are involved in drugs, crime, prostitution, in jail, or commit suicide.


Ministry Overview

We work to break the orphan cycle through the love and truth of the Gospel.

Through several ministry outlets, we seek to reach children—not only while they are living in the orphanage—but also as they transition into adult life, since orphan graduates are some of the most vulnerable people in Ukraine.


Areas of Focus

Here is how we have worked with you since 2001 to reach orphans in Ukraine.

We offer year-round camp programs for all of our students to learn about God through fun and age-appropriate activities, including equine-assisted therapy and all kinds of sports. All camp teachers are Lifesong staff as well as church member volunteers in order to foster future connection and transition into adulthood with Christian friends.

Through something called “Constant Christian Presence” (CCP), we offer after-school classes for social, emotional, and spiritual upbringing of the children in a relaxed Christian setting. We offer one-on-one and group mentorship and discipleship while teaching crafts, music, Bible lessons, sports, English lessons, cooking classes, and job skill training.

Through sustained support, training, and counsel, we seek to provide motivation for Christian families to help abused, neglected, or abandoned children via foster care or adoption to break the orphan cycle.

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We work to assist graduates and young adults in their transition into independent life in the community once they age out of the orphanage by offering group and personal discipleship in a family setting where they can build firm relationships with God and the Church.

We strive to create life skills and meaningful jobs for our orphan grads as well as cover the costs of our ministry work in Ukraine through Lifesong Farms. As a profitable business, we can employ graduates, provide mentorship, and promote life skills that will carry them into a brighter future.

We seek to meet the needs of individuals and families who find themselves in immediate crisis, providing long-term solutions through continued support, legal advice, financial assistance, and introduction to the Church.

Stories and Updates

January 27

Something New in Ukraine!

Thank you for giving and praying for orphaned and vulnerable kids. Here’s a recent update from our team in Ukraine–. . Recently, we introduced our kids to something new and unusual: chess! Though the game of chess isn’t actually new …Read More

January 15

The Impact of Sports in Orphan Care

In Ukraine, an estimated 250 children enter the orphanage system every day. In the United States, the average public school has 520 students. Which means, every 2.5 days, the equivalent of an entire U.S. public school goes to live in …Read More

December 23

A Christmas Greeting from the Kids

We have much to be thankful for! Today, because of people like you, 11,522 orphans and vulnerable children around the world are loved as sons and daughters. And over 8,000 families are celebrating Christmas as a family, many for the …Read More

December 17

What’s New at Lifesong Ukraine?

Thank you for giving and praying for orphaned and vulnerable kids around the world. Here’s an exciting update from Lifesong Ukraine—   Lifesong Ukraine National Adoption Club By God’s mercy, the adoption movement is growing and our LS National Adoption …Read More

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“It is all worth it–every day and every challenge is well worth it! Praise the Lord for allowing us to see the ripple effect and the fruit here in Ukraine. Thank you for being involved in the work that changes lives.”

Denis PoshelokDirector