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Brad's Baptism at the Gala for Worldwide Orphans

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Baptism at 55 Wall Street. He couldn't have planned it better if he'd tried. What holier a night than one aimed at saving children? What holier water than that shared with family and friends? What better symbol of the Kingdom of God than a party you don't want to end?

Joe and the Orphans in Our World

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

On a recent Sunday afternoon, I attended a birthday party for a one year old boy named Joseph. Some of us call him Joe or Joey, but because one of hi...

18th Birthday of WWO and the Tragedy of 9/11

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

9/11 is a reminder that with tragedy, there is resiliency and lessons learned. We go on and life is renewed and we are hopeful. I am inspired by all those who suffered losses on that day and will always honor this day for its historical significance and the reminder that Worldwide Orphans has a birthday on that day.

Case Story: Sweet Boy Living With HIV Returns to His Birth Family

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

By Dr. Sophie Mengistu Country Director, WWO Ethiopia Worldwide Orphans (WWO) has been providing shelter, food, education, health care and other ps...

I Want Mama

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.31.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

You are in pain and you do feel deep loss, but it goes under and is hidden and not accessible when it is not answered or comforted. You become depressed. Social skills and development become delayed and hope is hard to keep. Resiliency exists, but we can't rely on it alone.

Adoption From Abroad: Child Abuse and Extortion of Money From Families

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

August 11, 2015 Those of you who have read my blog posts in the past might know about the little girl adopted from abroad who has been waiting f...

Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Event and The Power of Imagination

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

What better gift could we give to poor children who live in challenging settings all over the be in the moment perfectly free and without anxiety...laughing and creating from within their minds and souls, and being purely original and unique.

One of Many Sitting and Waiting: An Orphan Ready for Adoption

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 07.10.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

What will become of this sweet, now very depressed toddler who is waiting to be adopted for at least two years? Her papers are sitting on a desk. All the i's are dotted and the t's crossed. We can't imagine why there is no final action for this lovely and sweet child who needs medical care to save her vision and the love of her parents who have waited patiently for over two years for this adoption to be final.

WWO and Its Teaching: Revolution for Teachers and Staff Around the World

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I recently met with the teachers at Toy Library in Kenscoff and then later I met with the senior leadership team that manages and supervises all of our Haiti programs. What a day of inspiration!

At War with the Suffering of Children

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I am here with four 17-year-old young men who have joined the Worldwide Orphans' Orphan Ranger corps. These boys are sweet and open to life. They are caring and loving to the Haitian kids in Kenscoff where Worldwide Orphans has been working since the earthquake.

A Tribute to a Father

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 06.21.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I wish that I had listened to my father more. I wish I let things that hurt roll off my back more and trusted that being natural and myself was safe. He advised me to pursue so many goals for myself and I didn't listen because I did not believe in myself. He wanted me to trust myself and I fought him on this.

What Makes a Community Strong?

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

And there are heroes in Maplewood. Who are they? When one of them falls and dies, we all cry and pay our respects. Angelo Vayas, who passed away at his home in Maplewood this past weekend, is a hero. I attended his wake at Morrow Church yesterday.

Mothers, Precious and Misunderstood: The Many Mothers I Have Met

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

How lucky are we who live and intimately associate with our kids, while so many mothers have lost their children -- or never had them at all -- for whatever crazy reasons in an irrational, chaotic, and unjust world?

Telling Your Story Can Change Your Life: Rise, A Powerfully Good Organization

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

After decades of being a pediatrician, and never saying "no" to a meeting with yet another nice person, it seems like I know everyone. I came to the party thinking and hoping that something might happen and it did.

What Is the Most Important Thing a Child Needs?

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 05.23.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I meandered through room after room with children in cribs or lying on mats and saw a kind of a holocaust. The children in that orphanage, as in most institutions, were "ruined" by the lack of attention and malnutrition. Caretakers were not trained to be connected to the children. In fact, they were told not to love the children because there would be nothing to be gained.

Ba Vi, Vietnam Adoption: Happy and Healthy Child Living With HIV in the U.S.

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Testimony from a grateful mother, November 2014

A Profile in Courage: An Orphan Buried Inside Herself

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Trying hard to write about Haiti, but my feelings about the babies in one orphanage in the mountains of Ayiti have haunted me for over a week. I honestly can't sleep and rest without her in my vision.

Want To Save An Orphan's Life? Throw A Dinner Party

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact

If someone told you that you could help one of the 153 million orphans in the world by throwing a dinner party for your friends, would you do it? T...

Orphans Under the Radar

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

There are some things I can't lie about. There is nothing to be done for waiting children in orphanages, unless there is foster care or trained staff who offer enrichment services like the kind WWO provides. There is simply nothing, but injustice in orphanages.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.