My name is Vladimir. I live in a big family, where I feel instability and neglect. My father abandoned us when I was little, and I haven’t received any support or communication from him since. Left alone with 5 children, my mother remarried and gave birth to three more. With eight children, my mother and step-father can barely cover our needs. They often go abroad to earn money and my grandmother takes care of us. We don’t own a home, but I would like a permanent place to stay and more stability in my life. In my spare time, I help with chores by taking care of our animals and playing with my younger siblings. During school breaks, I work in construction with my uncle. My uncle teaches me many useful life skills. My dream is to become a cook. My favorite dish to cook is soup or borsch. I also enjoy fixing broken household appliances, bicycles and other things. Thank you for reading my life story.