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All of them receive material assistance, benefits and support.

World Orphans Day was celebrated on the second Monday of November, its main task is to draw public attention to this social problem.

In Moscow, families who have adopted an orphan child receive comprehensive support. They can draw up an agreement on social support, receive material and targeted assistance, they are provided with various benefits. In recent years, payments for the maintenance of children in a foster family have been increased by 10 percent, which ranges from 17.4 thousand to 29 thousand rubles per child. The amount depends on his age, disability and the number of children in the family.

“Every child should live in a family: it is on this principle that life and work are built in all Moscow centers for promoting family education. This means, firstly, that each of them provides assistance to families who have taken up a child. Secondly, a lot of work is being done to place children in foster families, and those children who have not yet found their family live in comfortable conditions, where personal space and everything necessary for playing and studying is provided. Today, 93 percent of children are brought up in families and only seven percent in organizations for orphans. This is a great success, a few years ago the number of orphans living in orphanages was three times more, ”she said.

Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development.

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Foster parents who bring up three or more children receive benefits for housing and communal services, free travel on city public transport, and they are reimbursed for telephone costs. Every year, orphans are given holiday vouchers.

Social, legal, psychological and other types of assistance can be obtained from 26 family and childhood support organizations “My family center”… Also in 2014, a unique pilot projecton property support for foster families who have taken on the upbringing of older children or children with disabilities.

“The essence of the project on property support for foster families is that the city provides apartments in Moscow under an agreement of gratuitous use to foster families who have adopted five or more orphans, of which at least three children are over 10 years old or have disabilities. During the period of the project, 286 orphans and children left without parental care moved to live with families, ”added Anastasia Rakova.

Muscovites who want to take an orphan child under guardianship, adopt him or create a foster family must undergo training in foster school… Now there are 33 such schools in the capital. Future adoptive parents will learn how to behave in difficult situations and where to turn for help during the period of the child’s adaptation to the family.

There are 46 authorized organizations in Moscow that provide support to foster families. After the family takes on the upbringing of the child, an individual support program is developed at its request.

Muscovites can also take part in the project “Let’s be friends!”… You can become a long-term mentor for orphans or a social volunteer, give lectures or creative activities.

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