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Amendments to the Law – A Child Who Does Not Resemble His Parents Part 5

It seems like the pandemic for 2020 wasn’t enough, they had to change – in Hungary – the laws regulating adoption too. Continue reading

A Psychologist and Me – The Child Who Does Not Resemble His Parents, Part 4

In part 4 of the series (read the previous parts here, here and here), Noémi bares her soul: she tells the honest story of her abortion 10 years ago. She also went to a psychologist to be able to process her decision and accept its consequences. The series is about a couple living in Hungary, so it presents the adoption system of Hungary. Written by Noémi Szabó. Continue reading

Adoption in Hungary – The Child Who Does Not Resemble His Parents, Part 3

By reading several books, following a blog and attending a „preparatory course”, one can gather a wealth of information about adoption. Not only about the adoption process, but also about the psychological aspects, the emotions, experiences, grievances and difficulties of an adopted person, and parenting in general. Continue reading

A Baby So Close, Yet So Far – The Child Who Does Not Resemble His Parents, Part 2

This part of the series (read part 1 here) deals with a really sad and almost inconceivable decision: what makes a mother give away her child to a stranger? How does someone end up in a situation where they have to make this decision? Continue reading

“When making sandwiches with the Vitamin Commando, we do not use wrap them in plastic but in paper,” – How an Organization Also Dealing With Food Donations Protects the Environment

The JótÉtel (wordplay combining food and good deed) initiative to combat food waste and to help those in need is a collaboration between Budapest Bike Maffia (BBM), Creative Magazine, LG Hungary and Noguchi Porter Novelli. Continue reading

The Beginning – The Child Who Does Not Resemble His Parents, Part 1

Our new series is about a man and a woman who decided to have children, and adoption and lots of self-discovery. Noémi writes about her and her partner’s personal experiences. The series takes you through the idea of adoption to the decision, followed by the subsequent application and the process of obtaining the certificate of aptitude for adoption. Continue reading

„Don’t Blame the Homeless for Being Homeless”

The Streetlawyer Association protects the rights and interests of people – people who are homeless and/or living in housing poverty. Members working for the association are volunteer lawyers and law students. You can meet them in person at Blaha Lujza square on Friday afternoons. Continue reading

The Role Models of a Role Model

An aerobics instructor can become a role model for many people. I think several of Ildi’s guests look up to her too, as she motivates people to move, give them the strength to not give up, inspires and encourages them. Meanwhile, her positive attitude and vibrant energy is an example of a worthwhile way to approach life. But who could she be looking up to? In her article, Ildikó Szántó tells about her role models.

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“The way all these young volunteers are not only committed to spending their spare time helping kids but also taking part in building this together always amazes me.”

How can you a help a child who is in hospital if you‘re not a doctor? You can try to cheer them up, be their friend and play with them, or maybe teach them something – that’s what Amigos do too. Noémi Szabó’s interview with Sára Forgács-Fábián, who created Amigos.

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This is how graduation during the pandemic was like

Denissza already shared her experiences and concerns regarding environmental protection in her previous article (read it here). Back then she was awaiting her final exam, then the pandemic hit, but she had to graduate nevertheless. Continue reading

When a Student Protests Against the Assigned Task – Pedagogy 101, Part 4

A teacher places ever-increasing demands on students as a means to develop them. Proper communication is necessary when assigning tasks, Continue reading

The Gilded Cage or: How a Family With a Baby Weathers the Emergency Situation

For many weeks now, everyone has been dealing with the emergency situation, including in Hungary. The country is united, people help each other as much as they can while trying to transform their own way of life, which usually means slowing down. Continue reading

Always on the Go – Coffee Break with a New Mom, Part 10

In the last part of our series, we arrive at the busy period after the first six weeks. Baby classes and clubs aren’t exclusive to big cities. Continue reading