Six years from the beginning of STD projects in Romania, our web site section dedicated to adoptions in this country finally sees the light of day. This news item is already significant in itself: up to now, as a matter of fact, local adoptions hve been just about non-existent, for a series of intuitively understandble reasons:
1) there is yet no culture of adoption in Romania. Suffice it to think that applications for children adoptions amount to about 100 a year in the whole country.
2) anyone wanting a dog, can easily walk out in the street outside their door and have only the problem of choice.
3) the “quality” of homes applying for adoptions, screened by STD in past years, was low: the only request was for a guard dog to be chained in a yard; a request that was never taken into consideration.
Today, however, something is changing and some families have begun coming to us searching, above all, small-sized dogs. STD carefully screen these candidates for adoption before entrusting them with a dog and, the post-adoption checks are scrupulous. Therefore, we are hoping that this section of our web site will slowly grow with many happy-ending stories labeled Romania: this would be a tangible sign that STD is finally reaping what was sown during the past years.
Colette as she was rescued from the streets by STD staff
(November 2008). She was dirty, hungry and very terrified.
Colette being chosen by a Calarasi couple to be taken home (December 2008).
Pictures of Colette in her new home, surrounded by the affection of herowners.
’ Karina was adopted by the same family that has adopted Colette a few months ago.