President Victor Yushchenko wrote a letter today to Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko with a request to stir up implementation of state program of child adoption, according to the President`s press-office.

The measures the President awaits from the Prime Minister to be applied include:

implementation of President’s Decree of July 11, 2005 “On top-priority measures on children rights protection” especially the part of the Decree demanding working out a mechanism of covering support costs for orphan children including implementation of “money follow the child” principle

working out and presenting to the Verkhovna Rada for examination necessary

amendments to the legislation on financing support of such children according to “money follow the child” scheme

working out and implementation of a work order for guardianship facilities regarding children adoption

taking into account during 2008 budget revision the expenses aimed at financing of the adoptive families

ensuring proper staffing of the State Department on Adoption and Children Rights Protection under Ministry for Family, Youth and Sport.