13. 3. 2023

Infant orphanages become a thing of the past

Infant orphanages become a thing of the past. Today, they are transforming into children’s centres, such as the one we visited in Plzeň. Abandoned children under the age of 3 are increasingly finding homes with foster parents and receiving individual care.

Children’s centers now focus mainly on children who require special care. New mothers who need help and support in caring for their babies also live here.

From 2025, it will no longer be possible to place babies in institutional care. The Czech Republic was the last EU country that still allowed it.