Senate turns down foster care bill

20-07-2012

The Czech Senate on Friday rejected a bill aimed at promoting foster care and reducing the number of children in institutional care. The draft legislation, prepared by the government, would professionalize foster parenting and increase foster parents’ salaries. However, some senators warned the bill could destroy the current system of institutional care and commercialize foster parenting. The bill will in September return to the Lower House which can overturn the Senate veto.