Ukrainians also place very high priority on fresh air. Most parents take their children out on walks, rain-snow-or-shine, twice a day... one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening. The room shown below is an "acclamation room." It has windows that are open all around, and they take the babies here to "acclamate" them to the outdoor air before actually taking them outside.
Everyone, including visitors, must wear a white robe before entering the children's ward. Here I am with a nurse, posing just before my tour:
And, here I am with some nurses and the director of the entire orphanage, the man seated to the far right:
If the Lord lays it on your heart to pray for this orphanage, pray for this man: Alexander Krupuna. As far as I understand, all decisions go through him, including adoptions. In a sense, the fate of these children lay, in a large part, in his hands.
The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. Proverbs 21:1