More than 325,000 people have applied to foster children affected by the deadly earthquakes on February 6.

The people who have submitted an official application for adoption are over 67,000. The information is from the Ministry of Family and Social Welfare, quoted by Hurriyet Daily News, BTA reported.

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After the Feb. 6 earthquakes, which left thousands of children without a guardian, there has been a significant increase in requests for adoption and fostering by citizens, Musa Shaheen, director general of the ministry's child care department, said at a briefing. before the parliamentary committee on earthquakes.

The number of applications for foster families submitted since the earthquakes exceeds 325,000, and more than 67,000 citizens have officially declared their intentions to adopt, Sahin said.

Specialists assess the suitability of applicants for foster care.

They examine questions concerning the personal characteristics of the applicants, their ability to care for a child, family relationships, material conditions in the home, etc.

According to Sahin, more than 13 million people were affected by the earthquakes.

The situation has affected the children the worst.

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A total of 463 of the 1,118 children missing since the deadly February 6 earthquakes have been officially declared dead.

Another 200 children lost limbs in the disaster, Sahin told parliament.

About 1,915 unaccompanied children were registered who were pulled out from under the rubble.

Of these, 1,766 were handed over to their relatives, 62 children are under observation in hospitals, and 81 children are placed in institutions.

The identities of 35 children have not yet been established.

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