In Russia was a record low of orphans

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae in photobacteria orphanage. Archival photoIn Russia was a record low of orphans© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae the image Bank

A record low number of children in Russian orphanages, in a data Bank in less than 48 thousand questionnaires, reports the newspaper «Izvestia».

«On September 1, 2018 in the databank about children-orphans (it is the Ministry of education) number of 47,8 thousand children. This is the lowest level in recent history of Russia. For example, five years ago, there was a 68.8 thousand children. In 2008 there were 115,6 thousand,» — said the publication with reference to the member of the Council on the protection of the rights and legitimate interests of orphans at the Ministry Armen Popov.

He also noted that now the number of children which are in the family exceeds the number of those who are sent to orphanages. Now the country has about 180 thousand foster parents and adoptive parents, and about the same — blood guardians.

«Now in Russia there is also such a tendency began to take kids with disabilities. People feel the need to help them. For example, is not found in the children’s home of a child with down syndrome. They immediately were taken into the family, often in those where there is already a child», — said Popov.