Foster parents can now ask to adopt after five years

first_img SharePrint DOI – Reuben PiscopoDOI – Reuben Piscopo After many years of waiting, the law regarding Protection of Minors has been put into effect. These changes include the possibility that minors in the foster care for five years can be adopted by their foster carers. In extraordinary cases, foster carers can ask to adopt children even after three years of being in their care, following three positive review reports.This law will be issuing orders on how to best ensure protection of minors and putting into effect alternative procedures and protection guidelines. Details about this law were presented by the Minister for the Rights of Children Michael Falzon during a news conference on Thursday.Falzon explained that in these circumstances, adoption should be accepted with the condition that the children can freely stay in contact with their biological parents and siblings, as long as it is in their best interest.The main consultant in the Ministry stated that the Revision Board of Protection of Minors will be reconstructed and strengthened. He added that a warranted lawyer or similar with experience of at least five years in the field is to be the chairperson of the board.Read: 2018 saw record adoption numbersWhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img

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