Egypt, foster children, foster care, family foster care, child abandonment


The profile of Egyptian foster children has changed tremendously since the establishment of Egyptian family foster care in 1959. This is a result of changes in foster family practice and changes in the profile of foster families. The changes in family foster care practice included terminating the use of wet nurses and replacing them with Childhood and Motherhood Care Centers and by determining a specific age that foster children would leave the foster care system. The changes in the foster family profile included the educational qualifications offoster mothers, the jobs offoster mothers and foster fathers, the motivation to be a foster family, and the number of bedrooms in a foster family home. These changes have been made in the hope of offering the highest quality of welfare forfoster children and theirfosterfamilies and achieving the best interests for both of them.

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