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Foster Family Support for 50 Children in Russia



In 2013, the Russian NGO Doctors to Children (DTC) will recruit, train and support 50 foster families in St. Petersburg to provide an alternative to orphanage placement and ensure a nurturing family environment for 50 children.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In 2012, almost 4,700 children lived in government institutions in the city of St. Petersburg, and 150,000 countrywide. Russian families are not keen on taking care of "somebody else's children" not for lack of compassion, but for lack of such a tradition, awareness and support. Those children who make it to foster families face the risk of a repeat abandonment because of insufficient psychosocial assistance to foster families.

How will this project solve this problem?

Within its Foster Family Project, DTC will recruit potential foster parents through a public awareness campaign, train them at the School for Foster Parents, facilitate family placement for 50 children in 2013, and support foster families to prevent the repeat child abandonment.

Potential Long Term Impact

The number of children in government institutions in St. Petersburg will be reduced through increased foster family placement and local adoption. The risk of repeat abandonment by foster and adoptive parents will significantly decrease.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,448
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $47,552
Total Funding Goal: $50,000


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