[Mumblings] The nationality and adoption problem

By Vadim Dovganyuk

[Originally intended for publishing on Facebook. However, I decided to publish it here on my blog instead, seems more fitting. Due to this change, there may be some statements that don’t seem to fit the context, this is the reason why.] One of the basic facts that most people know about me is, I love…

The UK and their opposition of the deinstitutionalisation movement

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Remember this article? https://researchingreform.net/2018/05/03/charity-labels-all-children-in-care-future-criminals/ It was published by Researching Reform over a year ago, when I noted Natasha about the offensive texts UK-based charity Love Russia used for their campaigns. Now we are about a year forward in time, I got noted by a British friend about a 2-year-old article, which makes that act seem…

A closer look: deinstitutionalisation of child care systems

By Vadim Dovganyuk

When we look at campaigns like the ones of Lumos, Disability Rights International, Family For Every Child, and even my beloved ChildFund, you would suppose that institutions are basically places that shouldn’t exist at all, however, a question you may wish to have answered is how true this actually is. Orphans, children who lost both…

[RANT] The term Orphan

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Urgh… I hate it when I as a non-native English speaker have to educate native English speakers… In this case, made even worse as the origin of the lack of understanding quite likely are non-native English speakers, like myself… I am just going to be to the point: The English term of Orphan comes from…

The American Adoption Problem

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Earlier today I posted on Facebook my surprise, frustration, and annoyance of something I discovered through an American friend working at an adoption agency. The fact that the USA currently has almost 120 thousand children looking to be adopted, about double the number of registered children without parental care in Russia. And I don’t refer…

World Orphans Day Awareness

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Today is World Orphans Day, one of the most important awareness days to me, but also one that makes me realize that the bad in this world is not always created by the ways we suppose. For example, did you know that the reason why all orphan estimations are regarded as incorrect is based on…

Don’t be a voluntourist!

By Vadim Dovganyuk

As the holiday season is coming up again, so will probably there once again be a rise in voluntourism. Like most organizations are already voicing, I call out to not go out to volunteer in institutions, like children’s homes and orphanages. The question that probably will be asked is: “Why not?” Well, to describe it…

A horrible quote

By Vadim Dovganyuk

“What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.” Ever heard of that quote? It’s quote of British crime writer Phyllis Dorothy James from her book “Time to be in Earnest: A Fragment of Autobiography”. Also, it is among my most hated quotes in existence. This single quote easily leads to a lot of…