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.
This article from the Pacific Standard discusses a new bill passed by the state legislature of Colorado in the United States. According to the article, the bill is designed to combat the “foster care to prostitution pipeline.”
Tristram Hunt, shadow education secretary in the UK, will be announcing a series of new measures to support children and families, including offering new “kinship rights” to children in the care of their siblings, grandparents, or other relatives.
In this opinion piece from the Huffington Post, Frank Ligtvoet writes about the cost of international adoption and how those resources might be better directed to keeping families together. The piece is particularly focused on the practice of intercountry adoption amongst the U.S. Christian community.
Syed Tashfin Chowdhury from Aljazeera reported on stealing and selling newborns from public hospitals in Bangladesh as numbers of stolen babies are on the rise. New parents describe 'nightmares' after their newborns were kidnapped.
This piece, from the U.S. National Public Radio’s “Goats and Soda: Stories of Life in a Changing World” series, tells the story of a woman in Afghanistan suffering from extreme poverty who is forced to make the decision to give up her infant.