The Ministry of Labour, War-Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) is drafting a decree to help families and individuals who adopt and raise disadvantaged children.
According to MOLISA, there are currently some 2.6 million disadvantaged and poor children, including 70,000 children who are orphans, neglected, those afflicted by violence and those who need to be adopted.
The Party and State has issued a number of policies on caring and protecting children who have special circumstances, through which 33,554 orphans and abandoned children have been adopted by families and individuals.
Under the new draft decree, not only orphans and abandoned children but also street children, those who live with violence, maltreated children and neglected children will also benefit from the policy.
The subsidies for those who adopt to raise these disadvantaged children will also be increased.
According to MOLISA, after the draft decree is adopted, some 100,000 children of special circumstances will enjoy the policy, with a total capital support for families and individuals raising these children to VND 160 billion per year.