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 highlights recent research from the US revealing that supporting youth in transitioning from foster care can help to promote strong mental health and to protect youth from developing mental health difficulties later in life.
This article describes the deinstitutionalisation initiative in Rwanda.
The Countryside Children’s Welfare Home at Bawjiase in the Central Region of Ghana was closed down recently due to allegations of abuse and 100 children were removed from the facility. Now, however, 12 children have been returned to the home.
This article describes the recent rise in migrants and refugees coming to Italy from Libya and other parts of North Africa, especially the large numbers of unaccompanied children, and the efforts being made by aid workers to place those children in appropriate care.
In this article, Kate van Doore describes the recent rise in the number of orphanages in developing countries and the efforts currently being made to deinstitutionalise children in these areas.
Two Australian adoptees, taken from their parents as children, are concerned with recent federal government plans in Australia to “streamline” intercountry adoptions.
A new bill has been introduced in the state of Oregon in the United States which would allow grandparents to maintain legal custodial rights of their grandchildren when their grandchildren’s parents have had their parental rights terminated.
The Parliament of Latvia has issued a formal complaint to the UK House of Commons, claiming that children of Latvian descent are being “illegally and forcibly adopted by British families,” says the article.
A Parliamentary panel in India has recently rejected a proposal for intercountry adoptions of orphaned children, according to the article.
Kazakhstan has approved a $1.5 million project to create a database of children who have been identified as available for adoption, according to the article.