Greek Families Ask Samaras and Papoulias to Adopt their Children
Several families that are a three-child household from a region in central Greece, Almyros, made a symbolic move, indicative of their desperation. They asked the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, the President of Greek Republic, Karolos Papoulias, as well as the President of Greek Parliament to adopt their children as they cannot afford to raise them on their own.
Many families in Greece have suffered painful cuts in salaries; their members are jobless, while the State has reduced the grants to multi-child families. All these strict measures have affected all Greek families and namely multiple children households as they cannot make ends meet and are unable to cover even the basic needs of their children.
According to the local newspaper Taxidromos, there were 40 applications with which the parents called the President of Greek Republic, the President of Greek Parliament and the Greek Prime Minister to adopt their children. All these applications were sent on Monday, by the Almyros’ Association of three-child families. Those three political leaders were asked to adopt a total of 120 children from Almyros. (via Greek Reporter)