More applications, fewer children placed

14th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

14 September 2007, BRUSSELS - The number of applications for foreign adoptions has doubled over the past two years, from 404 in 2004 to 884 in 2006. The number of children placed with families is decreasing however, partly because of changes to legislation in the countries of origin. The Association for Child and Adoptive Family (VAG) has reported this.

14 September 2007

BRUSSELS - The number of applications for foreign adoptions has doubled over the past two years, from 404 in 2004 to 884 in 2006. The number of children placed with families is decreasing however, partly because of changes to legislation in the countries of origin. The Association for Child and Adoptive Family (VAG) has reported this.

The VAG is organising an "Adoption Day" in the provincial area of Bokrijk in Genk this Saturday. The association informs and assists anyone involved in an adoption. "Adoption day" is not only intended to bring together (prospective) adoptive families, but also to put adoption in the spotlight in a positive manner.

The VAG points out that the declining number of child placements has made wait times much longer and diminished some families' chances of adopting. The VAG will start a project this autumn aimed at providing adoptive families with aftercare. The support centre for adoption aftercare is still pending recognition from the government. Once that has been granted, there are plans for initiatives that put the emphasis on helping adoptive families with child rearing.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

0 Comments To This Article