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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.

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Lagos empowers 200 household heads

PM News Nigeria

"The Lagos State Government has empowered another 200 household heads of orphans and vulnerable children with economic strengthening tools," says this article from PM News Nigeria.

Keeping up with the caseload: How to recruit and retain foster parents

Ron Haskins, Jeremy Kohomban, and Jennifer Rodriguez - Brookings Institution

As the number of children in foster care in the US continues to rise, this blog post from the Brookings Institute highlights the "growing need to prioritize effective recruitment and retention for foster parents, including relative (or kinship) foster parents" and the foster parent recruitment and retention guide developed by the CHAMPS campaign and the Brookings Institution’s Center on Children and Families.

The Truth About Intercountry Adoption’s Decline

Susan Jacobs and Maureen Flatley - The Chronicle of Social Change

This commentary, co-written by retired Special Advisor to the Office of Children’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State, Susan Jacobs, and adoption and child welfare consultant Maureen Flatley for the Chronicle of Social Change, offers some explanations for the decline in adoptions to the US from other countries over the last decade or so.

The Sudden Departure

Lilly Sullivan - This American Life

This radio segment from This American Life describes an incident in a small town in Tennessee, USA in which nearly 100 people were deported in one day during a workplace raid, leaving many children behind without their parents.