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.
In this video from the BBC, Clive Myrie reports from Ethiopia, the first stop for many Eritrean migrants en route to Europe. The video features a few of these child migrants who are waiting in Ethiopia to make their way to Europe in hopes of a better life.
Jude Kirton-Darling - The Huffington Post Blog8 Nov 2015
This article provides a brief overview of adoption policies in the UK since the 2000s, including the “introduction of the English Adoption and Children Act, passed in 2002, that placed the rights of the child front and centre of the English legal approach to child protection and brought English adoption practices in line with international legislation.”
This article from the BBC tells the story of Pamela Smedley, a woman who was sent to an orphanage in Australia from a children’s home in the UK in 1949, at the age of 13, on what she was told was a “day-trip.”
According to this article from Color Lines, health officials in the state of Texas in the US “have been refusing to issue birth certificates to the U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants” and a district judge has just ruled that officials can continue to withhold these documents from children. A group of immigrant families have filed a lawsuit and the case will now proceed to trial.
Sujoy Dhar and Nita Bhalla - Thomson Reuters Foundation15 Oct 2015
A spokesperson for Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity (MoC) has announced that the MoC will be terminating their adoption services in India in response to new government rules that have made it easier for single, divorced, and separated people to adopt children, according to the article.