Joint statement on the forcible transfer, deportation, and adoption of children from Ukraine by Russia
Hopeland is deeply troubled by the impact of the war in Ukraine on children and families there. This is why we ran a campaign to raise funds for Save Ukraine who are rescuing children from the conflict and reuniting them with their families. We are pleased to have been able to rescue 353 children thanks to the generous donations of our supporters.
We are also concerned by reports that many children displaced by the war in Ukraine have been forcibly transferred to other Russia-occupied territories or deported to Russia and placed in Russian foster and adoptive families, given Russian nationality and separated permanently from their families, communities, and country.
This is why we have joined with other 30 other organizations to sign a joint statement on this issue. You can read the full statement and see a list of signatories here:
We condemn this practice and call for all children in this situation to be reunited with their families.