El Salvador Newspaper Article Translation
Provided below is the translation for the recent article that I mentioned in my previous blog post:
IN BENEFIT OF CHILDRNSâ€™S RIGHTS
PROJECTS TO FORTIFY ADOPTION PROCESS
â€œEL DIARIO DE HOYâ€
MONDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2009
As a result of the agreement recently signed by the ProcuradurÃa General de la RepÃºblica (PGR) and the Association â€œAsociaciÃ³n Familia y Esperanzaâ€, three projects that intend the optimization of the attention given to children under measures of institutionalization in El Salvador, were presented.
The three proposals, two made by the Salvadoran Institute for Integral Development of Childhood and Adolescence (ISNA) and one by the PGR, were presented to the president of the â€œAsociaciÃ³n Familia y Esperanzaâ€, Carmen Elena de Balzaretti and to three possible benefactors of the projects: Jeanre Haas, Kerry Hansenbalg and Brian Lewis.
The three projects are: the fortification of diagnosis teams which solve the legal protection of children placed under protection measures; fortification of the offices for adoptions and the creation of a unique program for children with special needs.
De Balzaretti gave information regarding the possible U. S benefactors, who were in our country to help achieving childrenâ€™s well being, â€œbecause their moved by a calling from God to serve othersâ€, she said.
All participants, according to de Balzaretti want to let children have and effectively execute their first right: to grow up in a family unit. â€œAt this moment, our country faces a very difficult situation and our kids suffer negligence from their biological family, their rights are violated; several children take part of the group under protection measuresâ€, she added.
During the presentation made in PGR, in which the General Procurator, Marcos Gregorio SÃ¡nchez Trejo assisted, it was concluded that it was urgent to make a national census of children under institutional supervision and those who werenâ€™t , due to the fact that it is important to have numbers about the reality lived in El Salvador.
â€œWe have to be brave and know how many children are under protection measures besides of accepting the responsibility of Salvadoran society, because this is not an issue exclusively of the governmentâ€. Declared de Balzaretti.
SÃ¡nchez Trejo said â€œa census is important because it will allow to us to be aware of the legal and psycological situation of each child. â€œIn the future, it will be helpful in the creation of an adoption policy or an analysis system that allows studying the possibilities of a childâ€.
In El Salvador, there are many foreign families waiting for an adoption, but information related to institutionalized children is very rare
— Brian Luwis, CEO