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Jane Aronson

If Countless Parents Want Kids, Why So Many Orphans?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact

When Des Aronson was adopted from Ethiopia, he was old enough to recognize that his feelings were often times confounding. Des, one of 153 million ...

WWO: Trusted and Valuable Resource in Haitian Community

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Since Haiti's devastating earthquake two years ago, WWO has been in the process of adapting our current program models to fit the needs of children who have been affected by the horrific tragedy.

Abandonment of a Baby: Jail and Adoption are not the Answers

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

When I saw this little boy's photos in my inbox, I was eager to learn about this child. He was sweet and shiny and alert, just a few months old, and I felt hopeful for a moment. Then I read the social history.

The Trouble With International Adoption Is not Trafficking: It's the Global Orphan Crisis

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 11.20.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Why did we create such a marvelous bureaucracy to improve international adoption practices and not pour some of that money into the welfare of mothers in these countries?

What Do Orphans Think About at the Amusement Park?

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 11.07.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

My adopted sons will not be able to remember many of the details of the fun they had at the amusement park this Labor Day, but that's okay because that is what childhood is all about.

Partnerships... Smarter, Cheaper, Kinder

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

At the end of the day, being alone and isolated is not a viable way to live. Humans are not constructed to be successful without interdependence and independence... not just one or the other.

Abyssinian Princess on Horseback: Inspiration for all Orphans

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 10.08.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I cried with joy for her and those like her who have a permanent family through adoption. And I cried with a deep longing and yearning, for those who have none of this and who deserve it.

Reunifying Ethiopian HIV Orphans With Extended Family

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

The task of reuniting orphans living with HIV with their family was daunting from so many angles. To have their families take them back into their hearts is a gargantuan achievement.

Monley's Parents Are Dead, But Is He Really an Orphan?

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

My recollection of Monley, a 6-year-old Haitian boy, is that he was trapped under rubble and curled up inside a metal stand for nine days after the Haiti earthquake.

Effectiveness of WWO's Bulgarian Granny Program

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Emptying institutions -- although desirable -- cannot happen carelessly and swiftly. It must happen with loving care and strategic planning over a decade.

Accelerating Progress to Help the World's Orphans

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I am reminded painfully of how children essentially can end up lost in rhetoric and good intentions. Agencies are well-meaning, but slow-moving and bureaucratic.

Bulgaria: Changing Orphans' Lives

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.01.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Yet, in the midst of such poverty, there is hope for orphans. The government, NGOs and other charitable community-based organizations are supporting smart plans to help children in need.

The Death of a Mentor

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 06.11.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I write this note to honor the philosophy and importance of mentoring for my personal vision in the developing world because I lost a mentor on April 8.

NextGen Africa: What's Next for Africa's 50 Million Orphans?

Christine Huang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine Huang

Of the 2.2 billion children that populate the world, 163 million of them are parentless. It's a staggering number -- and one that continues to grow with the persistence of disease, poverty, and warfare.