The Department of Civil Affairs has recently announced new regulations regarding the fostering of children, reducing the permitted number of foster children to two; this means that families who fostered three children under the previous regulations will now be forced to give one of them up.
Zhang Zhenyue, a representative from the department stated that the aim of the new regulations is to improve living conditions for the children as many are fostered by rural families who struggle to cope.
The ‘extra’ children will be removed and re-situated with other families.
The scheme also will allow people to foster street children for the first time. Due to the requirement that a child’s family history must be full documented before fostering, meant that street children weren’t eligible for the scheme.
Families with their own child under the age of six will also be unable to foster.
Warning：The use of any news and articles published on eChinacities.com without written permission from eChinacities.com constitutes copyright infringement, and legal action can be taken.
Keywords: New Regulations Will See Families Forced to Give Up ‘Extra’ Children
All comments are subject to moderation by eChinacities.com staff. Because we wish to encourage healthy and productive dialogue we ask that all comments remain polite, free of profanity or name calling, and relevant to the original post and subsequent discussion. Comments will not be deleted because of the viewpoints they express, only if the mode of expression itself is inappropriate.
Please login to add a comment. Click here to login immediately.