Directors notes on the three brothers: Their backstory, the two oldest were in a different orphanage earlier. The youngest brother still at home with mom. Mom attempted to sell the youngest brother to a gypsy, who reported her to the police and her rights were taken away.  The director would really love for these boys to have a chance. Especially the older one. She said Maxim is a very good and calm boy that he cares greatly for his younger brothers and has a desire to learn English. They are looking for a forever family. 

Maxim (14)

Maxim is the oldest of three brothers and cares deeply for his younger brothers. The director told us that he often helps them with homework and even goes to school and talks to their teachers about their progress. He really enjoys fixing electronics. Loves to get old cell phones computers etc. and look at how they are made and try to fix them. He is friendly and has many friends, but has two friends that he really trusts. His favorite thing to eat is borscht and really everything the orphanage serves.If he was given money and could buy anything, he would share the money with his brothers and prepare for his life. He would buy a house, food, and clothing. His favorite colors are light green and white and he likes cats and dogs. When he grows up he would like to be a businessman and make good money. This is a boy with ambition and drive. His favorite class is science and he’s not much of a sports guy. He would love the opportunity to ride a roller coaster. In school he would prefer to work on projects by himself rather than in a group. He would love to come to America just to experience it.  to see how people live, what they eat, and what the culture is like. He thinks it would be fun to be in a family with other children. Maxim is friendly and easy going. Our interview team really liked him. Maxim would really love to learn English. He has even taken the initiative to ask his director if it’s possible to have a private tutor to learn English. A summer in America would give him this great opportunity.

Andriy (9)

Andriy is nine years old. He enjoys playing with his friends outside and watching sci-fi movies. He says he no longer watches cartoons because he’s too old for them. If he had money and could buy anything in the world, he would buy a car and an apartment. His favorite food is porridge with milk and he does not like borscht or carrots. His favorite color is green and his favorite animals are cats and dogs. When he grows up he would like to move to Kyiv and become a tractor driver. He doesn’t care for school a whole lot, but if they had soccer every day then he would love it.   He would love to be hosted in a family with his brother and enough family with many kids. He asked us if his family had sent him a present, as he saw as giving a gift to another child.