In a northern center of the country, a lady from USA holds in her arms a little girl, born without limbs. She was abandoned at birth, but the US citizen wants to adopt her. It’s been three years since she visited her.
Our legislation does not allow the woman to take the little girl over the ocean. International adoptions were stopped in Romania in 2004. The new bill, debated now in Parliament, would again make it possible for foreigners to adopt Romanian children.
The project would also simplify the conditions under which a child would have been declared adoptable. Now, it is necessary to have relatives up to the fourth degree, very hard to find in the case of abandoned children. Initiators want to bring the level to third degree of kinship.