A lot of efforts are necessary so that in 2013 all homes for children up to 3 years old are closed and the children are placed in a family environment.
Over 7 000 children are abandoned of their parents and live in specialized institutions, only in 2010 2 000 children were abandoned…
„Research shows that for every three months spent in an institution, the child development is delayed with a month, in other words for an year the child lags behind with 4 months.
When children turn 18, even if they don’t have physical problems, they are not prepared and adequate for independent living – they cannot find work, some of them start dealing with prostitution and crimes.
I came across 15-16 years old children who don’t know what the money is for…” shared Mihail Stefanov from the National Network of Children (nmd.bg), which participates and supports for implementation of the children’s deinstitutionalization policy.