The debate on abolishing infant homes and replacing them with temporary foster parents has been going on in the Czech Republic for 15 years.
Nearly 300 children died in Bulgarian childcare institutions between June 2010 and December 2014. The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee obtained the figures through the Access to Public Information Act and is calling for a thorough examination of the cases.
Children growing up in Czech orphanages are far less likely to go on to study at university than those raised in families, and the biggest contributing factor is a lack of institutional support, not academic ability.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has submitted to the Seimas (Parliament) legislative initiatives encouraging and expediting childcare in families and group homes, as well as adoption. At this time, there are...
The president of Lithuania has dismissed orphanages as Soviet-era relics and said children in the country are held hostage by the bureaucracy. Lithuania spends over 33 million euros each year on residential institutions for children.