Catholic Relief Services has released a video portraying a mother's inner struggle while making the decision to leave her child to the care of an orphanage, promoting their joint project Changing the Way We Care and calling on viewers to rethink their support for orphanages.
All over the world, children are placed in orphanages because their families do not have the resources to care for them. In this short film, a mother makes the difficult decision to leave her daughter to the care of an orphanage.
Nur Khairah Alegria Suner - Free Malaysia Today9 Aug 2017
Malaysian NGO OrphanCare reports that orphanages are reluctant to work with baby hatch centers, which seek to find permanent homes for abandoned babies, due to fear that they will not have enough children to maintain the institutions once they give them up for adoption.
Naomi Nichols; Kaitlin Schwan; Stephen Gaetz; Melanie Redman; David French; Sean A. Kidd; Bill O'Grady - Canadian Observatory on Homelessness Press9 Aug 2017
A recent Canadian study on youth homelessness revealed that youth experiencing homelessness are 193 times more likely to report interactions with the child welfare system. This policy brief offers a snapshot of the situation for homeless youth with experience in care, an analysis of the structures and systems leaving these children behind, and recommendations for policy and practice.
This blog post underlines the issues with orphanage volunteering and tourism, including its developmental and emotional impact on children and how it fuels the continuation of orphanages and diverts resources away from family preservation and reunification.