One step closer for adoptions from Italy

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Malta is currently discussing a collaboration on adoption with Italy.

In a press release, the Government explained that Family Minister Michael Falzon is currently on an official visit in Rome. There, he’s engaging in discussions with Italian Family Minister Elena Bonetti as well as officials from the Italian Central Authority for Adoption.

Falzon explained that both countries have similar opportunities and challenges, and due to these similarities, the collaboration will be a fruitful one. He explained that they’re working to safeguard the interests of both the children and the adoptive parents in both countries.

He explained that last year, Maltese families were given the opportunity to adopt from three countries: Slovakia, Portugal and India. Falzon reiterated his commitment to increase local adoption while referring to the changes made with regards to the law on child protection. One of the changes is that children who have been in the foster care system for five years can be put down for adoption.