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Foster Care for Unaccompanied Children in Exile
Danijela Bucevic
Dusko Ljiljak

The war in Bosnia-Herzegovina resulted in many unaccompanied children as refugees in Zagreb. The Unaccompanied Children in Exile project has organized two foster family care programs to respond to the needs of some of these children. One places the children in foster homes, including kinship homes. Center parents can be located and the children safely registrated for reconstruction with these families. The second serves children who have been evacuated to Zagrab for whom treatment of serious illnesses or injuries. Often treatment is needed on an outpatient basis after hospitalization. Foster families are recruited to care for these children during the time of their medical treatment.

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