Federation Gets Law on Foster Care

Upper house of the Federation entity’s parliament adopted the law on foster care. The law was previously adopted by the lower house and will enter into force eight days after publication in the entity’s Official Gazette.

The law passed by the House of Peoples defines foster care, foster parents, foster children and two types of compensation for the parents. A person eligible to be a foster parent must be an adult Bosnian national living in the country. They must have a clean bill of health and a high school diploma.

The foster care agreement defines mutual rights and obligations and is signed by a center for social work and a foster parent candidate.

The law is part of the social welfare reform in the Federation.

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