In the Pskov region, 85% of children left without parental care are placed in families. As reported to IA REGNUM in the press service of the regional administration, in 2016, 359 orphans found parents.
“This is a good breakthrough. Almost every day one child found a family. But there are still 340 children left who are still waiting for their parents. We have something to work on,”- said the Governor of the region Andrei Turchak at the traditional reception of families who adopted orphans on February 27.
At the holiday, children told the stories of their families and demonstrated talents: they read poetry, sang songs and danced, and here the results of the regional photo competition were summed up.
According to the Pskov department of social protection, the regional databank of children left without parental care who are in state institutions decreased by a record 26% last year.
In total, more than 2.4 thousand orphans in the region are registered with the guardianship authorities, of which 85% are in family education. Eight years ago, this figure was only 36%.
Most of the adopted children remain on the territory of the Pskov region, but the geography of adoptions of Pskov orphans is very extensive, right up to Sakhalin. More often than others, residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg apply to the guardianship authorities of the region. To date, there are 96 people on the “waiting list” to take a child into their family for upbringing.
For future parents and guardians, the regional budget provides for measures of social support. For example, adoptive parents receive an annual payment of 100 thousand rubles for five years, guardians and trustees receive a monthly child support allowance in the amount of 9-11 thousand rubles, and for foster families, in addition to the allowance, labor remuneration is provided.