In Egypt, a push to get more orphans families, fight stigma

Mariam Fam - Associated Press

This article from the Associated Press describes efforts in Egypt to promote the practice of Kafala, "an alternative care system under which adults can become guardians of orphaned children." The article describes how "elements of Egyptian society have not historically been aware of or enthusiastic about the practice of parents taking orphans into their homes and families, sometimes attaching a stigma to children assumed to have been born out of wedlock or abandoned" and notes that today, some families who have taken in children "are trying to change that by sharing their Kafala stories on social media, demystifying the practice and challenging such societal prejudices."