Ministry seeking foster care for abandoned children

The Health and Family Ministry has said it is working to find foster parents for three abandoned Maldivian children, including a newborn baby found in Hulhumale’ late last month in some bushes, according to Haveeru.

Deputy Minister Maria Ali was quoted in the paper as saying that it had conducted assessments this week of two of the children, themselves not even a year old, by a panel of legal and medical experts.  The panel are then expected to select foster parents for the children from a list of applicants, with a final decision taken through court.

A newborn baby girl found discovered on November 25 in some bushes near the Wataniya telecommunications tower in Hulhumale’ is also expected to be put in foster care, according to the report.