New Song International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving orphans and vulnerable children in Ukraine by meeting the physical, mental, and emotional needs of each child that comes into our care, and to advocate on their behalf for a forever family.
New Song believes that every child is made in the image of God and has infinite worth (Gen. 1:26-27, Psalm 139:13). In the same way that our heavenly Father has adopted us into His family, we believe that the global church is called to respond by meeting the needs of orphans and vulnerable children who are no different than us (1 John 3:1, Ephesians 2:8). This is why we work towards family preservation, and with that comes orphan prevention.
Roughly 80% of Ukrainian children living in institutions are social orphans, meaning they have at least one biological parent alive. Why, then, are so many children living in institutions? A few reasons include: poverty, neglect, abuse, and disease. This can lead to the termination of a parents' rights to have custody of a child, but that's not always the case. It is not uncommon that a child is born with a severe medical condition, and it is assumed that their survival and well-being is more likely when placed in the hands of government care. We recognize the many reasons for the staggering number of children who go without the support of a loving family, and while we cannot eliminate every cause that a child might become an orphan, we can be obedient to the specific way that God has called us to care for orphans and vulnerable children.
Within the current orphanage system there are children who have severe medical needs and require special attention. However, centers that specialize in meeting these unique needs are scarce. Our vision is to provide a family-style care center where each child is celebrated and their individual needs can be met. We will do this by providing treatment, therapy, and by coordinating medical procedures with local doctors.
Our hope and prayer is that by doing so, we create the opportunity to connect each child with their forever family, whether that means being reunited with their biological family, or adopted.