The campaign encourages the adoption of children and adolescents with disabilities
The Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights (MMFDH) today launched the Choosing to Adopt is Choosing to Love campaign, marking the 25th National Adoption Day, with the aim of encouraging families to adopt children and adolescents. Disability
Until next Friday (27), during Solidarity Week for Adoption, MMFDH’s social networks will showcase step by step the adoption in Brazil, the policies involved, the late and international adoption information and testimonials from families that they have been able to accept. Click and access the Instagram, Facebook and Ministry page Twitter.
In a note, Minister Christian Brito said society and the state must take steps to make it possible for children and adolescents to have the right to have a family. For Christian, adoption is an act of surrender and generosity, giving protection, affection, and the possibility for children or adolescents to feel the welcome environment of a family.
According to the ministry, by 2020, 5,040 children and adolescents in the country were ready for adoption. Currently, about 34,000 children and young people seek refuge in foster homes and government institutions in Brazil.
The National Secretary for the Rights of the Child and Adolescent, Mauricio Cunha, highlighted the right of children and adolescents to grow up and be educated in their families.
“When this is not possible, exceptionally, [a criança] To ensure the coexistence of family and community, a surrogate can be placed in the family in an environment that guarantees their integral development. After evaluating the best interests of children or adolescents, foster family services, institutional receptions or adoption may be offered, ”Kunha explained.
They can adopt unmarried persons, widows or people living in stable unions. The state, community, family and society must support legal and conceptual frameworks as well as national plans, guidelines, objectives and outcomes for families and communities to live together to ensure the right to family coexistence. And community.
Yesterday (24) a new tool by the National Council of Justice (CNJ) facilitated the adoption process. It consists of an active national search, to promote meetings between eligible applicants and children eligible for adoption who have eliminated the possibility of national and international searches for families consistent with their profile in the National Adoption and Reception System (SNA).
The first step of active search will allow judicial units to point out available children and adolescents with the possibility of including photos and videos. The president of the CNJ, Minister Louise Fox, highlighted that availability will always be before judicial approval and the expression of interest of a teenager or child, when they are able to approve the use of data and images.
According to Fox, the goal is to encourage adoption, using technology to facilitate meetings between children and adolescents who are waiting for parents, parents and family life; And people who wait for their sons and daughters “who will come to them through the infinite and indescribable power of love”.
In the next step, the tool will provide a virtual environment so that more than 33,000 SNA-eligible applicants can consult with previously available children and adolescents for active search.
For Councilor Richard Pay Kim, president of the National Children and Youth Forum (Funning), the active search tool joins the efforts already launched by some courts to ensure the coexistence rights of families and communities of all children and adolescents awaiting adoption in Brazil. .
Pay Kim highlighted that the tool must preserve the identities and images of children and adolescents and only present the first name, age and status of the host. “In addition, all visual elements, such as photos and videos, will have a watermark with the names of the consultants and information about the CPF, which prevents unnecessary disclosure of information.”
The president of Funing added that it would rely on the reception team’s technical team, working with the protective network and judicial technical team, to perform psychosocial work to prepare children or adolescents for activation. Search system.
“The active search functionality will be an important tool provided by CNJ for all Brazilian courts and applicants, extending access to information for children and adolescents who are compatible with their profile, but consistent with their profile without available applicants. To increase, ”said Pay Kim.
The 27 matches of the 7th round of the Brazilian Championships, between May 21 and 30, will feature the banner of the CNJ Adotar é amor campaign. The campaign has existed since 2017 and, this year, has the support of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).
Also this week, CNJ made its first visit to SNA, aimed at verifying the data recorded by the court in the system. The purpose is to encourage the phasing out of information about children in foster care, adoption or reunification.
Created in 2019, SNA has already registered more than 11,000 adoptions through the registry. In 2021, more than 3,700 full adoption records have been reached. There was also a record of reunions with more than 11,000 asylum seekers returning to live with their biological parents.
More than 4,000 people are still waiting to be adopted. Of these, about 2,200 interested suitors could not be found because they had health problems (21.4%); Have some type of disability (24.2%); And over 10 years of age (85%).