The new adoption law will come into force in March 2021.

09.03.2021 The new law provides for the simplification of the adoption procedure.

For example, the validity of the certificate of adopter or adoptive family has been extended from two to five years.

Also, the identification of relatives up to the fourth degree is eliminated from the adoption procedure in cases where the individualized child protection plan has as finality the adoption. Relatives will be searched only once and only up to the third degree, thus shortening the periods in which children remain trapped in the protection system.

The law also stipulates that children over the age of 14 will be able to benefit from the chance to stay with a family, remaining adoptable until adulthood (18 years old)

Children's Ethno Festival

05.06.2019 A celebration of joy, diversity and tolerance was held in Vidin, in the building of the Centre for Social Rehabilitation and Integration of the Foundation "Support for realization" - the first children's ethno-festival Bulgaria - Romania, for children with and without disabilities.
Participation in the festival took three children's ensembles - Ensemble "Bordeashi" at the specialized high school "St. Mina ", Craiova Romania, Dance Club" Svetlinki "," Bright Day 2009 " community centre, Vidin, and Children's Dance Club at" Slaviani 2013 "Community Centre, Vidin.

Final conference

01-02.04.2019 The final conference on the project was held in Craiova, Romania, with 46 representatives of the social services sector from Bulgaria and Romania. The forum presented and evaluated the results of the project, set up an informal cross-border network and identified sustainability measures for the initiative.

  

Sixth exchange visit

26-28.03.2019 The last exchange visit of social institutions/organizations from Bulgaria and Romania took place in Vidin. The event was hosted by Municipality of Vidin, and the subject - “Exchange of experience in provision of social services by municipalities”.

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