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, published in the Korea Herald, highlights the recent reforms in Korea’s often-criticized international adoption policy, including some reforms that will help to make the adoption process more transparent.
Jane Jeong Trenka and David Smolin - Korea Times26 May 2013
This Op-Ed piece indicates the authors’ views on the Korean Minister of Health and Welfare’s recent signing of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. The article speaks to the four ways in which the authors believe the signing of the Convention, and its ultimate ratification and implementation in Korea, would improve the child welfare situation.
In this opinion piece, Daniela Papi writes about her personal experience as an international volunteer and how she came to realize the potential detrimental effects her volunteer work had on the communities with whom she worked.
The International Day for Street Children was celebrated for the third year on April 12, 2013. The Consortium for Street Children wishes to have this day recognized by the UN. To lend your support, please sign the petition.
Better Care Network and SOS Children's Villages International11 Apr 2013
The launch of the handbook ‘Moving Forward: Implementing the ‘Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children’ at UNICEF House in New York on the 11th April 2013 marked a milestone in the affirmation of children’s rights.
Statement by Susan Bissell, Associate Director for Child Protection at UNICEF on the occasion of the launch of the handbook ‘Moving Forward: Implementing the ‘Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children’ at UNICEF House in New York on the 11th April 2013.
Statement by Mr. Makmur Sunusi, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Social Welfare of Indonesia on the occasion of the launch of the handbook ‘Moving Forward: Implementing the ‘Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children’ at UNICEF House in New York on the 11th April 2013.
Interview radio de Hans Beauvoir, Officier de la protection des enfants de l'UNICEF en Haïti25 Jan 2013
Selon l'UNICEF et l'Institut du bien-être social et de recherche environ 80% des enfants qui se trouvent dans les orphelinats en Haiti ont un parent proche. Ces enfants sont le plus souvent abandonnés par leur famille parce que celles-ci manquent de moyens pour subvenir à leurs besoins, selon l'UNICEF qui attribue ce problème à l'extrême vulnérabilité de ces enfants en Haïti.
The Huffington Post has begun “30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days,” a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying adoption experiences, including birth parents, adoptees, adoptive parents, foster parents, waiting, adoptive parents, and other touched by adoption.