INFLUENCE OF FEATURES OF CHILDREN SUITABLE FOR SUBSTITUTE FAMILY CARE ON THEIR ADOPTION AND PLACEMENT IN FOSTER CARE

Pavla Štochlová, Lucie Kozlová
University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Health and Social Studies, Department of Social Work, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Korespondenční autor: Pavla Štochlová (pavla.stochlova@gmail.com)

ISSN 1804-7181 (On-line)

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Submitted:5. 4. 2012
Accepted: 3. 5. 2012
Published online: 28. 6. 2012

Summary

The article describes the situation regarding features of children and their placement in adoption and foster care in the Czech Republic. The introduction of the article offers theoretic grounds concerning activities of authorities of social-legal protection of children especially in connection with applicants for adoption and foster care. The aim of the research was to determine whether or not there is relation between age, ethnicity and health condition of children who are suitable for substitute family care and success of their placement in adoption and foster care in the Czech Republic. The quantitative sociologic approach was used in order to get the necessary data. The empiric part of the article states relevant data regarding children who are registered in the database of regional authorities concerning substitute family care focusing on their age, ethnicity and health condition. The data are stated as a whole representing the Czech Republic being divided in individual regions.

Keywords: a child; age; ethnicity; health condition; adoption; foster care

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