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 from The Age examines a crucial issue in the Australian child welfare system - “how to reconcile the protection of the wellbeing and development of children with the promotion of Indigenous culture and identity to avoid a repeat of the Stolen Generations.”
According to recent estimates from Statistics Canada, nearly half of the children in foster care in Canada are aboriginal, and in Saskatchewan, the percentage of aboriginal children in the child welfare system is a staggering 85 percent, says this article from Global News.
Singapore’s Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will be launching a new pilot project by December which aims to enhance parenting skills and overall functioning in vulnerable families, according to the article.
Aysha Albusmait, a single woman in her 50s living in Dubai, adopted a young girl named Reem when Reem was 3 years old. Her actions, say the article, are helping to break down taboos around adoption in the Gulf region.
In this piece for the South African Sunday Times, Deborah Minors writes about her father’s experience of discovering he was adopted and her research on men’s feelings regarding adoption. The article also features stories of other male adoptees and adoptive parents in South Africa, focusing on their attitudes and reactions towards adoption.