The Taken Children of Ukraine

Patricia Fronek, Karen S. Rotabi-Casares, Marina Lypovetska

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The invasion of Ukraine paints a complex picture for children. Russia has been accused of kidnapping and genocide, violating international rights and humanitarian laws. Some children taken by Russia will be adopted, all will be Russified, and the fate of others is unknown. Children of all ages taken from families or institutions have become weapons of war. Attempts at ‘rescues’ for the purpose of adoption mean children are also at risk from other actors. Social workers and NGOs play important roles in work with these children and their families. The Taken Children of Ukraine is the focus of this article.

Original languageAmerican English
JournalSocial Work Faculty Publications and Presentations
StatePublished - 2023

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