63 children have been officially adopted in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) since the beginning of 2017, stated Svetlana Mayboroda, the director of the DPR State Service for Families and Children Affairs on October 9, Donetsk News Agency reports.
This is 8.62% more than a year ago, according to Mayboroda’s report. “15 children ages 3 to 6 were adopted during the current year,” she added, “compared to nine children who were adopted as of September 30, 2016. Five children ages 6 to 10 were adopted, which is one child more than during the same period last year.”
166 orphans were adopted since July 19, 2015, when the first child was adopted in the DPR.
Currently, there are almost three and a half thousand orphans and children without parental care in the republic. Many of them lost their parents due to the civil war waged by the Kiev regime against Donbass.
The State Service for Family and Children Affairs was established in the DPR on December 9, 2014.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency