Kazakhstan to Introduce Foster Families as Alternative to Institutional Child Care

Aigul Murzagaliyeva - The Astana Times

ASTANA – Kazakhstan is developing a draft law on the introduction of professional foster families, which would mean all orphans and children left without parental care will be placed in foster care immediately. 

The draft law is being prepared by the Office of the Commissioner for Children’s Rights, governmental and non-governmental organizations and international experts. The pilot project involving the first foster families is being tested in the Akmola Region.