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Ukraine should not be associated with orphanages – Zelenskyy

Sunday, 17 September 2023, 20:38
Ukraine should not be associated with orphanages – Zelenskyy

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stressed that Ukraine needs to reach the point where orphanages stop existing and all Ukrainian children find homes.

Source: evening address by Zelenskyy

Details: Zelenskyy reminded Ukrainians that Adoption Day is celebrated on 17 September.


Quote: "This is probably one of the most honourable missions in life – to help a child avoid an orphan's fate. Thank you to everyone who helps children in this way, everyone who spreads the warmth of their families so that there are fewer lonely destinies in this world!

As a state, we must reach a point where all children in our country, all those who have been left without parental care, have their own family – their own home, their own family.

Ukraine certainly must not be associated with orphanages. Thank you to everyone who is working towards this!"

For reference: Deinstitutionalisation Reform (DI) in Ukraine began in the summer of 2017. On 9 August 2017, the government approved a National Strategy to Reform the Institutional Child Care System in Ukraine for 2017-2026.

The main idea of the reform is to create conditions in which the need for orphanages will disappear, and all children deprived of parental care will be placed in family-type settings.

However, the implementation of this reform is progressing very slowly.

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