While four of the children, who fall under the competency of Flemish Community, have already been allowed to return to their families or placed in a foster family, two of them remain in the hospital, according to De Standaard.
The two children who remain in the hospital reportedly fall under the competency of the French-speaking Community and did not present any serious medical issues, according to the outlet.
Most of the six children were born in Belgium and still have extended families in the country, according to a statement given by children’s rights delegate Bernard de Vos to The Brussels Times.
Authorities initially placed the children in medical facilities so their physical and psychological status could be checked, after which they were set to be discharged.
The reason for children’s continued stay in the hospital remains unclear, and while a representative of Child Focus, a European children’s rights NGO, said that the children were in good hands, she said that it was important for them to start reintegrating into society.