The Secretary for Childhood and Family Affairs of the Province of Salta launched a campaign “Create a Family”, aimed at raising awareness about adoptions. At the moment there is 51 children and adolescents with a court decision ready for acceptance.
“This campaign is about raising awareness and the vision of the state to allow children and adolescents to access rights,” he explained to Salta/12 Secretary for Children and Family Affairs to the Provincial Government, Karina Iradi.
The campaign began with the distribution of a video in which a family recounts the experience of adoption.
The adoptionaccording to him Article 594 of the Nation’s Civil and Commercial Code, is a legal institution that aims to protect the right of children and adolescents to live and develop in a family that provides them with care aimed at meeting their emotional and material needs when they cannot be provided by their family of origin. adoption given only by court order and places the adopted in the state of a son.
because he said that They try to dispel some myths about adoption, one of which is that the process is said to be difficult or time-consuming.
Iradi said the big problem is that the majority of prospective adoptive parents, especially in cohabiting unions or marriages, are expecting babies. “Considering a certain age group, adoptions or guardianships for the purpose of adoption become more complex,” he said.
“We opened places to talk with the secretary of the trusteeship, (…) from the age of 5 it is increasingly difficult for them to have options for an adoptive family. It seems important to us to launch this awareness and dissemination campaign, debunking the myths that a well-formed family should be with babies,” said Iradi.
The employee explained that in the adoption process “Being a family is something you choose.” Adoptive parents are required to have “the ability to give love, to contain, to shelter” and also children, according to their maturity level, can express their will to be adopted or not. He further pointed out that the choice to be a father or a mother, They are not required to be married nor have a heterosexual marriage, they can accept equal marriage or single people.
in the city of Salta there are 11 children held for adoption under the supervision of the Secretary of Guardianship. In this situation there are also 3 children in Oran and 4 in Tartagal. In other words, they are with families who have been granted custody as a preliminary step to the adoption process. Iradi explained that at this stage there is going back, because it is related to the adaptation of both the children and the adoptive parents. “It happened sometimes that our child did not want to be there. The Convention on the Rights of the Child requires that he be heard and that his opinion be taken into account,” he said.
The province has a registry of prospective guardians for the purpose of adoption. The Guardianship Secretariat monitors whether applicants meet the legal eligibility requirements. This register enables the provision of the necessary information to the judges of the first instance of jurisdiction for individuals and families throughout the province.
Candidates must be “of legal age, qualified, able to act, unobstructed, not registered as food debtors, not criminally convicted,” explained Iradi.
The official also explained that the child and adolescent protection system includes various areas and has the executive branch as the law enforcement agency that establishes exceptional protection measures that lead to adoption. Girls and boys are given up for adoption when “a pregnant woman does not want to give birth and there is no recognition of parental relationship because there is no way to work for family reunification,” Iradi said. While other circumstances involve violations of the rights of children and adolescents, in these cases protective measures are ordered and there is “180 days” for the state to attempt to reconnect with either the birth family, extended family or affective referents .
“Conditions of poverty are not determinants” so that the children are separated from their birth family, the official explained. However, he pointed out that One of the main reasons children enter protective equipment is “the inability of parents to guarantee careto be exercised with parental responsibility”. He mentioned abandonment, the lack of warning or alarm levels, the fact that children are on the street or do not have medical examinations. Other reasons are related to violence and sexual harassment in a family environment.
The employee also pointed out as a big problem the dependencies of parents who cannot care for childhood. He pointed out that in these cases the recovery of the children, when they are accommodated in the State Apparatus, It “depends on the will of the parents” and should be treated.
Children and adolescents reach adoptive status following the reports of the Children and Family Secretariat, on counseling of disabled people, civil prosecutor, and in Capital, the official teacher Macarena Zenteno. Then an administrative decision must follow, and finally the family judge is the one who decides. “The judge has to hear the NNyA when they are mature enough, if there is consent it goes to adoption.”
There are 38 adoption judgments in Capital, while there are 4 in Oran and 9 in Tartagal.
When children and adolescents are not adopted, they are responsible for the means of protection, there are 14 in the capital, segmented by age group. There are also facilities in Metán, Rosario, Tartagal and Oran.
For more information you can consult the website: https://www.justiciasalta.gov.ar/es/aspirantes-a-guarda