The Capabilities of Professional Foster Families for the Further Orphanhood Deinstitutionalization in Russia

The Capabilities of Professional Foster Families for the Further Orphanhood Deinstitutionalization in Russia


Makarentseva A.O.

Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Leading Researcher, Institute of Social Analysis and Prediction at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia. makarentseva-ao@ranepa.ru

Korzhuk S.V.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Research Fellow, Institute of Social Analysis and Prediction at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia. korzhuk-sv@ranepa.ru

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The article was written on the basis of the RANEPA state assignment research programme in 2022.


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Makarentseva A.O., Korzhuk S.V. The Capabilities of Professional Foster Families for the Further Orphanhood Deinstitutionalization in Russia. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2022. No 4. P. 44-55



Abstract

The article looks for the perspectives of professional foster care development in line with the current deinstitutionalization reform of orphanhood in Russia and the broader context of modern childcare standards. Structuring the experience of Russia and other countries we used in-depth interviews with foster parents as the empirical base. Based on the interviews, we discuss the place that professional foster care might take in Russia’s existing orphanage system and describe the pitfalls/ possibilities of this institute. In conclusion, specific recommendations are offered for the successful implementation of the key features of foster families in Russia.


Keywords
professional foster care; orphans; children without parental care; deinstitutionalization

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