Amparo is 14 years old and theater is her favorite activity. In addition, she is super sociable, always attentive to the needs of others and likes to give advice to her friends. Camila (9) is a leader among her peer group and Brenda, her twin, is very affectionate and teasing. Lucas (5) loves group games and, besides being very talkative and affectionate, he is always attentive to what is going on around him. Rafael (4), on the other hand, prefers to do physical activities that involve running, jumping and climbing.
The five are brothers and share the same dream: to stay together and be part of a family. For this reason, the Court of First Instance in Civil Matters No. 38 of the city of Buenos Aires, opened a public call for all those persons who consider that they are in a position to do so (regardless of whether they are registered or not to adopt), can
Like them, there are many children and adolescents who wait in homes. The majority are preadolescents and groups of siblings who do not want to separate (as in the case of Amparo, Camila, Brenda, Lucas and Rafael), but also boys and girls with disabilities or more or less complex health problems. When the judges exhaust all the instances of search within the network of registries of postulantes to adoptive guardianship, it resorts to the public announcements, a call to all the community that is proposed to find a family for the boys to whom it costs more to find them a .
According to data from the National Directorate of the Unique Registry of Aspirants to Guardians with Adoptive Purposes (Dnrua), today there are 4350 away from persons and couples registered to adopt. Of these, 90% are registered for babies up to one year and less than 1% would receive children of 12. With regard to the possibility of dying to more than one boy or girl, only 4.5% of applicants would be willing to receive three brothers, and four, less than 1%. To adopt five brothers, there is only one file.
“The majority of people who register to adopt think of young children, and only a child.” Reality continues to confront situations of children and adolescents who wait for a family without the records of applicants for adoption being able to respond. “, explains Karina Leguizamón, president of the Council for the Rights of Girls, Boys and Adolescents of the City of Buenos Aires. “This happens because the initial expectations of people who come thinking of adopting do not coincide with the real characteristics of the children who wait,” he adds.
Leguizamón emphasizes that at that time, public calls are opened. “With our eyes on the children, we insist that a family does not necessarily start with the arrival of a baby.” The boys, ages 7, 10, 13, are still children, want to form a family, and it is everyone's responsibility We guarantee the fulfillment of their rights, “he says.
. The Court of First Instance in Civil Matters No. 38 calls those who feel in a position to dabble, provide care and restraint to Amparo, Camila, Brenda, Lucas and Rafael (their real names were changed to preserve their identity). The boys and girls do not present relevant health problems and they are schooled according to their ages. The reference of the call is REF0006-CABA. For more information about this and other public calls, enter
The website recently launched by the Council for the Rights of Girls, Boys and Adolescents of the City of Buenos Aires aims to make visible the reality of children waiting in homes, bringing those who wish to become parents through of adoption and to children and adolescents who yearn to be part of a family.
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National Directorate of the Unique Registry of Aspirants to Guardians with Adoptive Purposes (Dnrua), open calls for children, children and adolescents from all over the country who hope to have a family can also be found.