RIGA - The number of children growing up in orphanages has decreased by more than 500 since 2016, Welfare Minister Ramona Petravica (KPV LV) said on Latvian Television on Friday.
At present, 705 kids are living in government and municipal institutions and their number has dropped from 1,216 in 2016, the minister said.
The minister believes, though, that 705 kids growing up in institutions is still too many and it is necessary to do everything to reduce this number. Of all the children living in orphanages, only about 50 percent are legally "f...
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