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Abandoned babies and the “myth” of the crisis

The abandoned babies that are hosted in the “Helena” and the “Alexandra” “born mostly by single mothers, drug users of substances, which do not perceive the parental role, by single mothers of low intelligence and of mothers who suffer from mental illness,” reports the commander of two hospital Dimitris Βεζυράκης speaking to the Agency, the magazine of the ana-MPA released today.Mr. Βεζυράκης, also, dissolves and the myth of crisis, arguing that it is a bad economic situation, but is not the decisive factor for the abandonment of infants.”I want to be precise when it comes to such a sensitive subject. Because the abandonment itself is a small percentage. In these cases, we see couples who give birth to children with a disability or a syndrome, and then drop out, or some mother who gives birth to her baby, but she’s a foreigner. Infants that are hosted in the Helena and Alexandra, are born mostly by single mothers drug users of substances, which do not perceive the parental role, by single mothers of low intelligence, which they cannot exercise the parental role and single mothers suffering from a mental disease,” he points out.As regards the residence time of these children in the “Helena Venizelos” and the “Alexandra,” mr. Βεζυράκης notes that “it can reach up to 8 months babies in the hospital. Last summer, however, there was a big effort and it seems we dropped that average around four to five months,” notes the commander of the two hospitals, and stresses that “the cause of judgment, is a myth. In the sense that here we have a lack of perception of the γονεϊκού role. The primary that we are seeing in these cases is not the poverty and the economic factor. There is the bad economic situation but is not the decisive factor leading to the abandonment of infants. This is a non-perception of their role”.With regard to the great matter of adoptions mr. Βεζυράκης reverses the usual question, “how much time can a couple about to adopt a baby.”You will need to drop the weight elsewhere. That is, a child free for adoption can be adopted within a period of six months.Why then waiting for a couple to adopt a child? The answer is simple. Because there are no kids desired to interested parents. The point is that many times a couple does not go with fervor and joy to adopt a child who probably has a disability. So expect to find the child with the characteristics they desire. We must insist, however, to say that adoption is not a process of institution satisfaction, the request of couples seeking children. Is an institution of child protection. So we’re not looking to find children to give to parents. We’re looking for parents for these children”.Data for hosted infants due to social problems (years 2015-2016)2015 hosted 82 infants, of which 39 in the hospital “Helena Venizelos” and the 43 infants in the “Alexandra”. Of these 82 infants:the 38 were transferred to the Foundation Mother,34 received their families,2 children joined the program “Foster’s First Hug”, 2 went to other structures, together with their mothers (18 ANO, a women’s prison)and 2 in other hospitals.The year 2016 has hosted 60 infants, of which 22 in the “Helena Venizelos” and the 38 children in the hospital “Alexandra”. Of the total 60:22 infants were transferred to the Foundation “Mother”,16 received their families,3 children were transferred to other structures (18 ANO, a women’s prison)1 in the program “Foster’s First Hug”and 18 remain hosted. (9 infants in the “Elena Venizelou and 9 in the “Alexandra”).

The abandoned…
infants that are hosted in the “Helena” and the “Alexandra” “born mostly by single mothers, drug users of substances, which do not perceive the parental role, by single mothers of low intelligence and of mothers who suffer from mental illness,” reports the commander of two hospital Dimitris Βεζυράκης speaking to the Agency, the magazine of the ana-MPA released today.
Mr. Βεζυράκης, also, dissolves and the myth of crisis, arguing that it is a bad economic situation, but is not the decisive factor for the abandonment of infants.
“I want to be precise when it comes to such a sensitive subject. Because the abandonment itself is a small percentage. In these cases, we see couples who give birth to children with a disability or a syndrome, and then drop out, or some mother who gives birth to her baby, but she’s a foreigner. Infants that are hosted in the Helena and Alexandra, are born mostly by single mothers drug users of substances, which do not perceive the parental role, by single mothers of low intelligence, which they cannot exercise the parental role and single mothers suffering from a mental disease,” he points out.
As regards the residence time of these children in the “Helena Venizelos” and the “Alexandra,” mr. Βεζυράκης notes that “it can reach up to 8 months babies in the hospital. Last summer, however, there was a big effort and it seems we dropped that average around four to five months,” notes the commander of the two hospitals, and stresses that “the cause of judgment, is a myth. In the sense that here we have a lack of perception of the γονεϊκού role. The primary that we are seeing in these cases is not the poverty and the economic factor. There is the bad economic situation but is not the decisive factor leading to the abandonment of infants. This is a non-perception of their role”.
With regard to the great matter of adoptions mr. Βεζυράκης reverses the usual question, “how much time can a couple about to adopt a baby”.
“I’ll have to drop the weight elsewhere. That is, a child free for adoption can be adopted within a period of six months.
Why then waiting for a couple to adopt a child? The answer is simple. Because there are no kids desired to interested parents. The point is that many times a couple does not go with fervor and joy to adopt a child who probably has a disability. So expect to find the child with the characteristics they desire. We must insist, however, to say that adoption is not a process of institution satisfaction, the request of couples seeking children. Is an institution of child protection. So we’re not looking to find children to give to parents. We’re looking for parents for these children”.
Data for hosted infants due to social problems (years 2015-2016)
2015 hosted 82 infants, of which 39 in the hospital “Helena Venizelos” and the 43 infants in the “Alexandra”. Of these 82 infants:
the 38 were transferred to the Foundation, Mother,
the 34 received their families,
2 children have joined the program “Foster’s First Hug”, 2 went to other structures, together with their mothers (18 ANO, a women’s prison)
and 2 in other hospitals.
The year 2016 has hosted 60 infants, of which 22 in the “Helena Venizelos” and the 38 children in the hospital “Alexandra”. From the total of 60:
the 22 infants were transferred to the Foundation “Mother”,
16 received their families,
3 children were transferred to other structures (18 ANO, a women’s prison)
1 in the project “Foster First Hug”
and 18 remain hosted. (9 infants in the “Elena Venizelou and 9 in the “Alexandra”).

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