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.
The government of the state of Lagos in Nigeria has issued an ultimatum to unregistered children's homes in the state, calling on them to register with the authorities within 14 days "or risk forfeiture of their facilities," according to this article from Naija 247 News.
Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz - The Manila Bulletin6 Feb 2018
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) of the Philippines has issued a warning regarding the use of false social media accounts to advertise illegal adoptions in the country, according to this article from the Manila Bulletin.
Christopher Knaus and Kate Lamb - The Guardian4 Feb 2018
According to this article from the Guardian, a group of former employees at an orphanage in Bali, Indonesia have issued a detailed complaint about the exploitative activities of the orphanage to Save the Children, who have passed it on to Indonesian authorities.
For over three years, a photographer traveled throughout rural China capturing portraits of China's "left-behind" children, whose parents have left them in the care of relatives as they go to work in the cities.
Eighteen Korean-born adult adoptees in the United States plan to travel to South Korea during the Winter Olympics to meet with lawmakers about reforming adoption laws in the country, according to this article from KVAL.com.
According to this article from ABC News and the Associated Press, ten senators from the United States have called on the government of Haiti to shut down an orphanage where a number of children being adopted by US families were allegedly sexually abused.
In this opinion piece for Australia's ABC News, Joseph Cheer - lecturer and researcher in tourism at Monash University - writes about recent changes in the "voluntourism" sector, including a shift in what is considered best practices in regard to orphanage volunteering.