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First Lady Emine Erdoğan highlights importance of foster families

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First Lady Emine Erdoğan highlights importance of foster families

First Lady Emine Erdoğan highlighted the significance of defending kids and households by way of state-led initiatives in cooperation with volunteers and foster households by permitting them to develop up in loving, steady and peaceable houses for a greater future.

Speaking at a gathering with spouses of governors and foster dad and mom on the Presidential Complex within the capital Ankara on Tuesday, the primary woman stated Türkiye has the facility to maintain kids entrusted to it.

“As the heirs of a civilization that has been cultivated with compassion for centuries, we are here today to bring the ‘Ambassadors of Love’ initiative a step forward toward the future,” Emine Erdoğan stated, as she highlighted the tradition of solidarity, philanthropy and charity in Türkiye.

Noting that successful the hearts of kids and the aged is likely one of the highest statuses of a lifetime, Emine Erdoğan stated the initiative was launched 11 years in the past to empower girls, improve the residing high quality of the aged, and assist disabled people notice their goals by eradicating obstacles.

She identified that there had been prejudices about foster parenting within the nation, however they’ve come an extended strategy to overcome these obstacles by way of campaigns, which have raised societal consciousness concerning the difficulty. The spouses of governors have additionally been encouraging foster parenting by way of face-to-face visits as “Ambassadors of Love,” which considerably elevated the variety of foster parenting functions.

The nation presently has 4 completely different fashions of foster parenting, which embrace “relatives and close circle,” “period-based,” “temporary,” and “specialized foster parenting model.” Some 7,817 foster households are taking good care of 9,335 kids, together with 1,051 with particular wants, compared to 500 foster households with 515 kids again in 2002.

First Lady Emine Erdoğan and Family and Social Policies Minister Mahinur Özdemir Göktaş visit the exhibition in Ankara, Oct. 3, 2023. (AA Photo)

First Lady Emine Erdoğan and Family and Social Policies Minister Mahinur Özdemir Göktaş go to the exhibition in Ankara, Oct. 3, 2023. (AA Photo)

Emine Erdoğan reminded that Türkiye financially helps households who wish to turn into foster dad and mom however are afraid of volunteering as a consequence of monetary considerations.

“I would like to remind once again that our sole expectation from foster families is to provide our children with peaceful homes, where seeds of love and respect are planted in their hearts,” the primary woman stated, including that Türkiye gives vital help by way of offering fundamental requirements for the kids.

Noting that March 30 was declared the “Foster Parent Day” in 2021, Emine Erdoğan stated they need kids rising up with foster households to turn into comfortable and peaceable people who love themselves and their nation.

Referring to the Feb. 6 twin earthquakes, which devastated Türkiye, the primary woman stated 45 out of 53 infants aged 0-1 reunited with their households following DNA matching, one child was adopted, two others are presently being taken care of by foster households and 25 the remaining infants are awaiting foster households. She inspired volunteers to additional strengthen the initiative and go to kids victims of the earthquakes.

Meanwhile, the primary woman and Family and Social Policies Minister Mahinur Özdemir Göktaş attended an exhibition organized forward of the assembly. The exhibition included works of kids residing in state-owned kids’s homes. Most of the art work was made out of recycled supplies.

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