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Global Social Service Workforce Alliance25 Sep 2017

The 4th Annual Social Service Workforce Week will be celebrated September 25-29.

Erica Virtue - Jamaica Gleaner23 Sep 2017

In a recent debate, Jamaica's Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid addressed the number of children living in alternative care in the country: in September 2016, 57 percent of children in care lived in various family-based care settings, while the remaining 43 percent (1,998 children) lived in residential care. 

Chenyue Zhao, Xudon Zhou, Feng Wang, Minmin Jiang, and Therese Hesketh - Children and Youth Services Review22 Sep 2017

This study evaluated the feasibility, acceptance, preliminary outcomes and potential sustainability of a community-based intervention program for left behind children in China. 

MEASURE Evaluation 22 Sep 2017

International actors and representatives from Armenia, Ghana, Moldova, and Uganda convened in London September 11-15 2017 to learn and share experiences to inform the alternative care reform process in the four countries. 

Denise Grech - Malta Today22 Sep 2017

During the launch of Malta's public consultation on standards of adoption, the Minister of Family Affairs announced that adoptive families will benefit from up to €10,000 and be partially refunded for travel expenses. 

Kalinda Brenda - KT Press22 Sep 2017

At convening of the Global First Ladies Alliance in New York, Rwanda's First Lady Jeannette Kagame shared the successes of Rwanda's care reform. 

Diane Mushimiyimana - The New Times21 Sep 2017

Inter-country adoption has been reinstated in Rwanda after government updated structures and mechanisms required under the Hague Convention. 

Dawn Foster - The Guardian 21 Sep 2017

Negative headlines about children in foster care and those who care for them are only further victimizing already vulnerable children. 

ReThink Orphanages20 Sep 2017

This video from ReThink Orphanages illustrates how orphanage tourism perpetuates the continued institutionalization and exploitation of children. 

Karen McVeigh - The Guardian20 Sep 2017

The Government of Sri Lanka has announced an inquiry into adoption fraud following claims that thousands of babies were taken from their mothers and sold to foreign nationals in the 1980s.