When will the Baltic dream of orphanage deinstitutionalisation become a reality?

  • 2017-07-26
  • Doireann Mc Dermott
The Latvian and Lithuanian Governments’ dream of eradicating all orphanages in these countries turns out to be a slow process amid the ongoing efforts to implement a de-institutionalisation project. It aims to replace orphanages with suitable alternative services focused on children’s needs and giving more support to foster families, guardians and adoptive parents.  Vilnius seeks to decrease children’s shelter number The Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, plans to dramatically reduce the amount of children living in institutions by 2020...
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