The Federal National Council last Tuesday passed the draft bill on protection of children of unknown parentage.
The bill was passed after discussion with the government and amendments to the draft law.
The original bill, which had 24 articles, was expanded with an additional article and a number of new clauses and amendments were introduced to it.
A new term to connote the person who takes custodial protection of a child of unknown parentage was introduced by the FNC into Article 1 of the draft bill.
The draft bill also gives definitions to a number of other terms.
The bill stipulates the duties and rights of persons or families giving protection to children of unknown parentage.