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This United Nations Day, Break Down the Borders of Your Life

Lisa Haisha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Lisa Haisha

Today celebrates United Nations Day -- a day to remember why the United Nations (UN) was created. It's a perfect day to challenge yourself to think outside your own cultural borders and expand your capacity to embrace diversity.

WATCH: Surprise Reunion At Orphanage In Uganda Will Make You Smile From Ear To Ear

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.22.2013 | Good News

Robbie Palmer doesn't have a college degree or a background in nonprofits, but that hasn't stopped the 21-year-old from creating a home and school for...

Memories and Their Importance to Attachment and Security: Journals for Orphans

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I took them out the first week we were in the apartment, and they smiled and started making baby voices. I was so happy to see them enjoy the only real evidence of their past life in their home countries.

Half the Sky's Village Raises Zhenhao

Half the Sky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Half the Sky

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThrough Zhenhao, we have learned that indeed it does take a village to raise a child.

The superfood you've never heard of and how it's educating orphans

Kiva Zip | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

As I sank into the plush seat on the overnight bus toward the Kenyan coast for the first time, I let out a sigh of relief. Nairobi, aptly dubbed "Nair...

Crying Voices of Starving Babies

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Worldwide Orphans is working hard to understand all that affects at-risk children in the countries where we work. We can't solve all the problems, but we know the issues and we work with other partners to address these issues.

Journal Entry: First Day in Haiti, Port au Prince

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

The vitality of street commerce enticed me to overcome my sadness about the degradation of urban life in Haiti; there is a flourish in the market place and the beauty of those Sunday faces is intoxicating.

Reducing Maternal Mortality Means Increasing Access to Care

Anne Goddard | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Throughout our 75-year history, a legacy that traces back to caring for displaced orphans after the second Sino-Japanese War, our focus at ChildFund International has been on improving the lives of countless children throughout the developing world.

God Help the Orphans

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.18.2013 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

The Michigan House of Representatives is considering two bills that would allow religious-based adoption organizations to discriminate based on religi...

Do Orphans See the Sun Set?

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

My son cared deeply about the sun and I am so happy for him. He was an orphan and likely gave no mind to the sun up or down in his first six years in Abyssinia. Now he is otherwise engaged in all the phenomena of life -- human and astronomical.

Why We Cannot Deinstitutionalize Orphanages

Jacqueline Herrera | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Jacqueline Herrera

In an ideal world, the issues of poverty would never play a central factor on a child's right to a loving home. Until that day happens, what about the children now? As the call to deinstitutionalize grows louder and spreads faster than alternative solutions, we risk losing a generation of children who for now don't have an alternative to living in an orphanage.

Orphans Have No Anniversaries or Marches to Commemorate Them

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I ask that we all include orphans, living without parental care, in our struggle for social justice. They are surely worthy of our marches, our raised up voices, our outraged pleas for the victims of human indecencies.

Uganda Love This One, I Just Know It

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Uganda is home to an estimated 2.5 million orphans, due to the widespread AIDS epidemic, poverty, and a 25-year-long war. The nation is unable to provide free education to its children. Therefore the majority of students never make it past elementary school.

Teaching Child Advocacy in the Community: A Brigade of Education Outreach Workers

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Charter schools in the U.S. contend that the magic piece for success of kids with achievement gaps has been the parent engagement component. Why can't we do the same in the developing world?

In Haiti, Focus on Families

Peter Cipparone | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Peter Cipparone

In Haiti, a focus on families -- what could be more humane? -- can make the largest difference.

Saving the Lives of Forgotten Girls... on the Other Side of the World

Beth Greer | Posted 09.21.2013 | Home
Beth Greer

The situation for many young girls living in the Himalayan border region of Upper Dolpo, Nepal, is grim. They get no formal education, and those born ...

Ramadan Reflection Day 18: Adoption, Foster Care and the World's Forgotten Children

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.25.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Throughout the Qur'an we find verse after verse that tells us to be kind to orphans and to treat with affection, care and dignity. We should all take a moment to reflect on what is keeping us from being of better assistance to those children who have no parents or families.

An American in Nepal: 'I Get a Bursting Heart and 300 of the Happiest, Most Amazing, Little Kiddos'

Rich Polt | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Rich Polt

One morning at the age of 18, fresh out of high school, Maggie Doyne awoke with the feeling that she was not yet ready to move into her freshman dorm. Four countries in and thousands of miles later, Maggie found herself in the midst of a remote, war-torn village in Nepal.

Oranges and Sunshine

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.23.2013 | Entertainment
Sidonie Sawyer

The British government had taken the children, boys and girls, from shelter homes to send them thousands of miles away, to other orphanages, for the simple reason that it was cheaper to care for them overseas than in England.

Orphans in Literature

Dave Astor | Posted 09.01.2013 | Home
Dave Astor

After reading Uncle Tom's Cabin I thought about other orphans in literature, and why those characters can make novels so compelling.

Global Camps Africa: A Life Saving Summer Camp With a Difference

Getrude Matshe | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Getrude Matshe

In many African countries where the pandemic is most severe, families do not address the issue: children are beaten or chided if they dare bring it up, and schools and churches follow largely along the same lines.

Good News From Congress

Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion
Peter Baldwin Panagore

In a rare act of bipartisan political compassion, 154 Republican and Democrat members of Congress along with at least one Independent member signed a bicameral letter addressed to President Barak Obama. What made Congress act this week? Love.

Dr. Jane Aronson: Defining Success

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Women
Dr. Jane Aronson

I have two teenage boys who need more of me and I have friends and family I love who would be happier if I looked less tired and troubled.

Prince Harry: From Polo in Connecticut to Orphans in Africa

Jim Luce | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

Not often do I have the chance to meet with royals who care deeply about orphans. Unable to get out of meetings in Manhattan, I did the next best thi...

Orphaned Children and the Families They Can't Afford to Lose

Leila Chambers | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Leila Chambers

Prior to living at Flying Kites, she had been staying with her aunt Mary, a single mother struggling to provide for her own two sons, overwhelmed by Winnie's HIV+ status and looking to find a better solution for the over-burdened family. We took Winnie in. How could we not?