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.
SOS Children’s Villages issued a statement, in response to the earthquake in Nepal, urging against the use of international adoption of children from Nepal as a means of responding to the disaster.
This article from Hindustan Times highlights the increased rates of, and vulnerability to, trafficking that accompany a natural disaster, such as the earthquake in Nepal.
This article, from Time, describes the efforts of the Israeli government to evacuate babies of Israeli parents - born to surrogate mothers in Nepal - in the aftermath of the recent earthquake.
This article from the Irish Times describes the assessment and training process for prospective foster carers in Ireland, a process which the author says is necessarily rigorous and intrusive in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children in foster care.
In this opinion piece from the Guardian, Claire Bennett from Learning Service, who lives and works in Nepal, writes about volunteering in Nepal in response to the recent earthquake and the potential negative impacts involved.
This article from iOL news reports on recent changes to South Africa’s laws regarding foster care grants and child support grants.
The province of British Columbia in Canada has announced it will be allocating an additional $2 million to help find permanent homes for children and youth currently in the province's care, with particular focus on connecting First Nations children with First Nations adoptive parents.
In this article, the author explains her perspective on the role of adoption in child protection, particularly in the Australian context.
This article, from the Australian Women’s Weekly, sheds light on the abuses of international surrogacy.
In this article, Anas Aremeyaw Anas continues his work of exposing abuses at the Bawjiase Countryside Orphanage in Ghana.