Labour Ministry: number of Czech foster families drops

26-05-2019

There has been a steady drop in the number of foster families, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs said on Sunday.

Last year only 146 families offered to care for a foster child – the fewest since 2015, when independent statistics began being compiled.

The ministry says a burdensome bureaucracy is partly to blame. Children are also stay longer with foster care families than planned, which could deter new prospects.