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 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.
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.
This article from the New York Times, recounts several stories of children in foster care in New York City, and the ways in which the foster care system has failed them.
This article reports on the money-making system of orphanages and orphan tourism in Cambodia.
Government officials of the Central Child Welfare Board (CCWB) of Nepal raided an orphanage in Kathmandu that was run by an NGO, according to this article from the Rising Nepal.
A new bill has recently been introduced in the United States Senate which would require school districts and child welfare agencies to work together to keep children in their original school when it is in their best interest.
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.
This article describes a program at a prison in California, USA that allows incarcerated mothers to live with their young children in a nursery in the prison.
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.
The report Child Protection Index Moldova 2015: Measuring the Fulfilment of a Child’s Rights was presented at an event on 16 June 2015.