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 and accompanying video from Human Rights Watch outlines some of the flaws uncovered in the procedures of age assessment of unaccompanied minors in France’s Alpine region.
This video from BBC News tells the stories of mixed-race children in Africa who were separated from their mothers, taken from their countries of origin, and brought to live with "host families" in Belgium during the Belgian colonial period.
This article from CNN describes findings from new report outlining the impacts of family separation on migrant children in the US.
This radio segment from WNYC describes a new audio-visual exhibition in New York City that tells the stories of 100 "former orphan" adoptees born in South Korea who are now adults living all over the world.
This article from BBC News shines a light on the stories of some of the people who suffered abuse and mistreatment as children in Ireland's Catholic institutions and "industrial schools."
Federal Dollars That Are About to Disappear Helped New York City Get Kids Out of Foster Care Much More Quickly
"According to a new evaluation from a top research institute, New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) may have figured out one way to do that: Hire more case planners for foster youth," says this article from the Chronicle of Social Change.
This article from BBC News tells the stories of two brothers who had lost their father in a raid on their village in the Central African Republic and who came into the care of local foster parents.
This video segment from The Lead exposes corruption and abuse within some of Kenya's children's homes. The video highlights poor conditions within Mama Ngina Children's Home and the unregistered medical clinic where many of the children are sent, including many "questionable" and painful therapies used.
In this opinion piece for the Guardian, David Kirp describes an initiative at Western Michigan University (WMU) in the United States to support foster youth in completing their university degrees.
Damaged babies and broken hearts: Ukraine's commercial surrogacy industry leaves a trail of disasters
This article from ABC News in Australia investigates the phenomenon of Australian and other foreign couples who "commission" surrogates in Ukraine, only to abandon the babies after they are born.