➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
Japan: Foster family and adoption system needs greater support to expand
Japan News – October 26, 2017
The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has decided on new numerical targets for places that accept children who cannot be raised by their parents. The ministry will, in principle, prohibit placing preschool-age children in welfare facilities, and will raise the percentage of these children placed in foster homes to 75 percent within five to seven years.