Better Care Network highlights recent news pieces related to the issue of children's care around the world. These pieces include newspaper articles, interviews, audio or video clips, campaign launches, and more.
Indian adoptees living all over the world search for their biological families and discover they were trafficked into orphanages and adopted by families overseas, often unbeknownst to their biological parents.
An inspection of children's homes in the Mukono Municipality of Uganda revealed that most were not meeting minimum standards; in response, municipality leaders have suspended the registration of new children's homes and orphanages in the area.
Cateria R. McCabe, The Legal Intelligencer29 Aug 2017
There is a growing number of children in kinship care in the United States, with 2.6 million grandparents raising their grandchildren around the country. New pending legislation would support kinship families to adequately care for children within their extended families.
The Tasmanian government has committed to reforming the state's child protection system, including investments in prevention and early intervention services, hiring additional staff and streamlining the reporting process.
Poorly delivered services by the strained U.S. child protection system cause considerable harm to children placed in care. Transforming the child welfare system will require evidenced-based changes in service delivery, including: improved and ongoing training to child welfare workers, enhanced preventive efforts, and the reallocation of resources.
This news report describes how the foreign financing of orphanages in Haiti fuels the growth of a corrupt orphanage industry and enables unregistered institutions in the country to continue operating outside the law.