Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.19 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
A few days ago the U.S. citizens adopted a defective Azerbaijani girl. The 3-year-old girl was thrown on, and she was undergone a brain bypassing surgery on some deflections, the State Committee for Family, Women and Children of Azerbaijan Vasila Movsumova told Trend on Thursday.
She noted this girl was adopted by an Azerbaijani family first, but later they refused due to her illness.
This year seven Azerbaijani children have been adopted by foreigners, five of whom are girls and two are boys. The children were adopted by the citizens of Russia, Turkey, France and the United States, she said.
According to Movsumova, in 2007-2011 under the mediation of the State Committee 15 families from Russia, Turkey, France, the U.S., Belgium, Ukraine, India, Ireland and other countries have adopted a total of 16 children.
She noted that the State Committee has received many applications for adoption from foreigners, but accepted only those whose documents are consistent Azerbaijani legislation and the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption.
Transfer of Azerbaijani children to the adoption of foreign citizens or stateless persons is done by the consent of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children.
The family, who takes the child up for adoption, is to produce to the Committee a report on life and living conditions of the child, his development, education, etc. every six months for three years at the request of the Committee.
According to Movsumova, these reports include photos and video which reflect the lives of children, as well as documents of the official authorities on health and lives of these children, which enable to see the living conditions of the child.
She said it was not recorded any fact of use of adopted children from Azerbaijan for criminal purposes.
These children are first offered to citizens of Azerbaijan for adoption, said Movsumova.
"But they refuse from a child if he/she has slight defect," she noted. "But these are only slight deformities which can be eliminated by surgery and treatment. The Committee is much more interested in Azerbaijani citizens' adopting the children."