Former WA Rep. Matt Shea, accused of domestic terrorism, working to secure adoptions for Ukrainian children in Poland

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/former-wa-rep-matt-shea-accused-of-domestic-terrorism-working-to-secure-adoptions-for-ukrainian-children-in-poland/

This is the very definition of child trafficking.    This is what they did with the children ripped from the arms of their parents at the southern border of the US.   They farmed those children out across the country and gave them to Christian adoption agencies to sell to parents of the Christian faith.  There is something creepy and sick going on as these are the same people sure the Democrats are running child sex rings in the basements of pizza shops that have no basements.  
Former state Rep. Matt Shea, who declined to seek reelection after a report charged him with engaging in domestic terrorism, is in a small town in Poland with a group of more than 60 children that he says were rescued from a Ukrainian orphanage.  (Dom Dziennikarza)
Former state Rep. Matt Shea. (Ted S. Warren / AP)
1 of 2 | Former state Rep. Matt Shea, who declined to seek reelection after a report charged him with engaging in domestic terrorism, is in a small town in Poland with a group of more than 60 children that he says were rescued from a Ukrainian orphanage. (Dom Dziennikarza)

Former Washington state Rep. Matt Shea, the far-right Republican who was found by a House-commissioned investigation to have planned and participated in domestic terrorism, is in a small town in Poland with more than 60 Ukrainian children, trying to facilitate their adoption in America.

Shea has said his group helped rescue 62 children and their two adult caregivers from an orphanage in Mariupol, the city in southeastern Ukraine that has been bombarded by Russian forces.

But international agencies say, with the chaos and confusion of war, now is not an appropriate time for international adoptions from Ukraine. And Shea’s presence, and the lack of information surrounding the American group he’s with, has raised concerns among some residents of Kazimierz Dolny, the small Polish town where the children are staying at a hotel-guesthouse.

“I asked him many times, ‘What are you going to do with these children?’ and he told me that it’s not my business,’” Weronika Ziarnicka, an aide to the mayor of Kazimierz Dolny, said of Shea. “I got the feeling in my gut that something’s wrong with this guy; he didn’t want to tell me his last name.”

Shea, who rarely speaks to mainstream media, did not respond to requests for comment.

Speaking on a Polish television show, “Idź Pod Prąd,” Shea said he was working with a Texas group called Loving Families and Homes for Orphans (he also called the group Loving Homes and Families for Orphans).

“It is a hosting organization that hosts Ukrainian orphans in America with Ukrainian families with the intent that ultimately that ends in adoption,” Shea said on the show. “It’s been doing this hosting program for several years.”

Loving Families and Homes for Orphans appears to have a website, but it is nonfunctional.

The group, based in Fort Worth, registered with the Texas secretary of state in 2018. No such group is registered as an adoption agency with the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. The group is also not registered with the Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity, the group that oversees American agencies involved in international adoption.

A nonprofit group called Loving Families and Homes for Orphans was registered in Florida just one month ago. It lists its purpose as: “To provide loving and caring homes and families for the orphans from other countries for a short time period.”

The group was registered by Irina N. Sipko of Palm Coast, Florida. Sipko did not return requests for comment.

Artur Pomianowski, the mayor of Kazimierz Dolny, said in a post on Facebook that he’d visited the children and they are safe and being well cared-for. He also said the “case is being investigated and clarified by the relevant authorities” and that the kids would not leave Kazimierz Dolny without consent of the authorities.

“I do not know what Matt Shea and his friends are doing here around children,” Pomianowski said in an email. “Mr. Shea and his friends have given us some contradictory information and, for that reason, it is difficult for us to trust them.”

In a statement posted to Facebook by Dom Dziennikarza, the journalists’ guesthouse where the children are staying, Loving Families and Homes for Orphans says it is a Christian organization based in Texas and that Sipko is the director.

“We are in direct contact with the governments of Ukraine and the United States, supported by the highest levels of politicians, international and local church leaders as well as dozens of companies from Ukraine, the USA and Poland,” the statement says.

 

The U.S. State Department did not directly respond when asked if they’d been in contact with Loving Families, but a spokesperson warned: “Only accredited Adoption Service Providers are authorized to facilitate intercountry adoptions of children to the United States.”

It can be extremely difficult in wartime to determine whether children who appear to be orphans truly are eligible for adoption, the State Department said.

“It is not uncommon in dangerous situations for parents to send their children out of the area, for safety reasons, or for families to become separated during an emergency,” the State Department spokesperson said. “Even when a child’s parents have died, children are often cared for by other relatives.  Also, many children living in orphanages in Ukraine are not orphans.”

The National Council for Adoption said this is not the time for U.S. citizens to be considering adoption from Ukraine, as many families fleeing the war become separated.

“It is paramount that the identities of these children and their families be clearly established, and their social, legal, and familial status is fully verified by governmental authorities,” the council said. “For most of these children, we cannot do that at this time.”

The United Nations High Commission on Refugees and UNICEF put out a joint statement calling for temporary and foster care for children but saying “Adoption should not occur during or immediately after emergencies.”

6 thoughts on “Former WA Rep. Matt Shea, accused of domestic terrorism, working to secure adoptions for Ukrainian children in Poland

  1. This. Is. Sick.

    It is far too early for such actions to be taking place … EVEN IF they are not religiously oriented (which is seems this was is!). As the article points out, children may have been sent by parents and/or family members to safe shelters until the war is over and they can rejoin their families.

    The PUSH to “Christianize” every living person is sickening enough, but to do so during war time conditions is reprehensible.

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    1. Hello Nan. The PUSH to “Christianize” every living person… You are so correct, but are these people so clueless that they don’t understand you shouldn’t do this to other people’s children? It is one thing to go after adults but Children, especially in these circumstances. How would they feel if a Muslim group tried to preach to their kids? I am not even saying that pushing religion on kids is child abuse which I think it can be. What I am saying is these are the same groups trying to outlaw LGBTQ+ books from library’s, ban any discussion of gays in schools, because it should be the parents teaching the kids these things at home they claim. Okay well the same with religion. It should be the child’s real Ukrainian family teaching what church doctrines they wish for the child not a foster family or a group of strangers. If kids are too young to learn that gay’s exist and that two men / two women can be a couple or married, then the kids are too young to be told about hell and that they may be going there. IMO

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      1. Obviously, I’m not as adamant about the sexual hullabaloo as you are, but I really don’t think this is the ulterior motive behind these people. At its core, the idea among Christians is to “train up a child in the way he should go” — which means teaching them about Jesus as soon as possible.

        The sex stuff comes later.

        But in any case, this whole scenario (at least as reported) is WRONG … WRONG … WRONG!

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        1. Hello Nan. I am sorry but I don’t think I made myself clear. I hate it when I cannot express myself so others understand what I am trying to say. What I was trying to convey is the argument these people were making on parents’ rights should also cover the subject of religion. If discussion of LGBTQ+ must be banned around kids, then tenets and doctrines of the bible need to be banned around kids also, was the point I was trying to make. It was not about teaching sex. Sorry.

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