The responsible services will contact foster or adoptive parents once a month if their address is in the TOT, as stated in the resolution adopted last week.
In some situations, a family-type children’s home or foster family may need to be terminated. This is especially true in the following cases:
– Seven consecutive calendar days of lack of communication with foster or adoptive parents;
– Foster parents or adoptive parents who refuse to provide information about foster children, such as their health status and physical and mental development, to the children’s service are causing a problem.
The responsible guardianship authorities at the place of establishment of the family-type children’s home or foster family make this decision.
The draft resolution was created following meetings of the Coordination Headquarters for the Protection of Children’s Rights under Martial Law, as ordered by Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk.
Currently, there are about 4,000 children in a state of uncertainty who are either on the TOT or were illegally taken to Russia. The resolution aims to address the problematic issues related to the protection of their rights.