The right of children to life and to have a family

The right of children to life and to have a family

The International Convention on the Rights of the Child grants the Right of children to have a life and a family.

The child, for the full development of his personality, needs love and understanding. Whenever possible, they should grow up under the protection and responsibility of their parents and, in any case, in an atmosphere of affection and moral security and material. Society and public authorities shall have the obligation to take special care of children without a family or who lack adequate means of subsistence.

Children have the right to a decent life within a family, but a family does not only mean that there are blood ties, it also implies have a name or a home, fundamental requirements to be a visible child and not fall into social discrimination.

Parents are the first link in ensuring the right of the child to a family, protecting the child, ensuring proper education and development, and ensuring their health, safety and morals.

Even though a child has orphaned or without a family, they do not lose their right to have one, since family relationships are a basic need for children. Therefore, governments should organize an adoptability system by which minors are protected and helped to have a new family.

A child without a family is even more vulnerable from the emotional to the social, he lacks emotional ties, but also a home, with the consequent risk of exclusionTherefore, the governments of the different countries are committed to giving priority to the situation of these children and finding them a family as soon as possible, as far as possible.

Diego Fernandez. Editor of our site

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