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.
According to this article from Newsweek, children as young as one year old who have been separated from their parents at the U.S. border with Mexico have been ordered to appear in immigration court alone.
Sarah Kinosian in Corral de Mulas - The Guardian6 Jul 2018
This article from the Guardian describes the lasting impacts of family separation on one young girl from El Salvador, who immigrated to the US with her father and was then separated from him, even after reunification with her father.
In this interview, Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an adjunct lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School, discusses the impact of recent events on children and families.
Lisa Desjardins, Joshua Barajas, Daniel Bush - PBS NewsHour5 Jul 2018
PBS NewsHour read through all 99 declarations included in a motion filed as part of a lawsuit against the Trump administration, arguing that its practice of separating families violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fifth Amendment, and pulled out 12 for this article that offer a window into the family separations at the border.
"A woman working at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand has been arrested for allegedly selling a 14-day-old baby," according to this article from BBC News.
This article from the Intercept offers a brief history of intercountry adoption in the US as a response to crises, such as the earthquake in Haiti, and connects that to the fear of a new "adoption rush" in response to the current family separation crisis at the US border with Mexico.
In this article for Slate, Nora McCarthy - director of Rise, a New York City organization that trains parents to write and speak about their experiences with the child welfare system and become advocates for reform - connects the family separation crisis happening at the US border with Mexico to the separations that occur within the US child welfare system.