About: orphans

Why it is crucial to end orphanage-style care systems in Europe

Strengthening families and tackling child poverty goes hand-in-hand with ending institutional care for children, writes Jana Hainsworth.

Enlargement 07-11-2002

Romania extends ban on international adoptions until February 2003

The Romanian government has decided to extend its ban on international adoptions until February 2003 to satisfy the EU, which claims the system is riddled with corruption.

Enlargement 08-10-2002

Romania extends ban on international adoptions under EU pressure

Romania has agreed to extend the ban on international adoptions until 15 November following criticism from the EU that the system is still tainted by corruption. Romania has been told that it should reform its child welfare system before it can join the EU.