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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.

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Adoption series: Open adoptions tricky but rewarding

Tracy Sherlock and Lori Culbert - Vancouver Sun

This article shares the stories of adoptive families in British Columbia, Canada who have entered into “open adoptions,” meaning the adopted children and their adoptive parents maintain contact with the children’s biological parents.

Greece: The Lack of Cash Hits the Child Protection System

Opening Doors for Europe’s Children

This post from Opening Doors for Europe’s Children features statements regarding the impact of Greece’s debt crisis on children from Mary Theodoropoulou, the coordinator of Opening Doors for Europe’s Children in Greece and chair of the Roots Research Centre, an Athens-based organisation that works on reforming alternative care for children.

National Convention for Reducing the Impact of Unsafe Migration on Children

The Daily Star

Save the Children in Bangladesh, the International Organization for Migration, Plan International- Bangladesh, Winrock, the Bangladesh National Women Lawyers' Association (BNWLA) and United Development Initiatives for Programme Actions (UDDIPAN) organised a national convention for reducing the impact of unsafe migration on children in Bangladesh. This article presents a summary of the panel discussions as well as the recommendations and draft declaration that came out of the convention.

US Man Guilty of Kenya Child Abuse

Elvis Ondieki & Vincent Achuka - Daily Nation

A 20 year-old man from the United States, Matthew Lane Durham, has been convicted of sexually abusing children at a children’s home in Kiambu County, Kenya, where he was volunteering.