SOCIAL STATE OF CHILDREN ADOPTED BY FOREIGNERS WILL BE REGULARLY VERIFIED

arminfo
2008-04-29 16:44:00

ArmInfo. 'The social conditions of the children adopted by foreign
citizens will be regularly verified. In case of any violations, the
adopted child will be immediately taken under temporary custodial
care>, Justice Minister of Armenia Gevorg Danielyan said at a seminar
devoted to the country's commitments under the national legislation
and the Convention on Children Protection and Cooperation in the
Sphere of International Adoption of Children.

He said that in case of any violations of the social conditions
of the adopted child, all the further steps will be coordinated
with the central agency - the Justice Ministry of Armenia and
in conformity with the interests of the child. The minister said
that over the last ten months (since Armenia's joining the above
Convention on June 1 2007), no facts of violation were registered in
the Convention signature-countries. 'We sent relevant documents for
more effective cooperation to the Central Agencies of the Convention
signature-states. We collect information on the majority of the
children also from unofficial sources. Thus, by combined efforts of the
Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the Governmental Department
for Social Affairs, photos and various data on the state and diseases
of the adopted children are received constantly', the minister said.