Process of adopting small indigenous peoples’ children simplified
© RIA Novosti. Iliya Pitalev

Process of adopting small indigenous peoples’ children simplified

The Russian Federation Council has approved amendments to the Russian Civil and Family codes that simplify the process for adopting small indigenous peoples' children by representatives of Russia's small indigenous people, states the Chukotka Autonomous Area government's website.

These amendments will lift restrictions for adopting children for representatives of small nomadic or semi-nomadic indigenous people that have no permanent place of residence. Now while applying for adoption, they will not have to submit documents confirming their right of use or ownership of living accommodation.

The adoption of this law will allow small indigenous peoples' children into orphanages to wait for new families, continue living in their own cultural environment, and maintain their traditional ways of living as well as continuity in upbringing and education too, said Aramais Dallakyan, senator from Chukotka.

At the same time, the government will adopt another regulation, according to which representatives of nomadic or semi-nomadic indigenous people will have to submit documents confirming their nomadic or semi-nomadic way of living, as well as documents confirming their residence registration in one of the settlements of the district, within the borders of which their routes take place. The government will also adopt another Family Code regulation that clarifies that children can only be adopted by adults of both genders, including representatives of nomadic or semi-nomadic small indigenous people of Russia who have no permanent place of abode.