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MOSCOW, October 2 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian Ministry of Education and Science is working on a databank of potential adoptive parents, the director of the ministry’s department for children’s rights policy, Yevgeny Silyanov, said.
“We must change the system of selecting orphans and their adoptive parents. We must look for the family that would be good for the child, while now it is the other way round. We are making a next step in that direction by creating a databank of potential adoptive parents,” he noted.
He also said every regional operator would have access to that databank, so adoptions would not be made strictly on a territorial basis.”This is very important, an absolutely new approach for our country to the problem of child adoption,” he said.
According to the ministry, almost 32,000 children were adopted in the first half of this year, which is a ten percent increase year-on-year. “According to our forecasts, this pace will remain the same until the end of the year, and the figure will grow to 65,500 children,” Silyanov said.
The ministry estimates the number of Russian orphans at 74,000.