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Worldwide Orphans Foundation

A Profile in Courage: An Orphan Buried Inside Herself

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 07.31.2014 | 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.

Stories, History and the Flow of Kindness

Misha Lyuve | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Misha Lyuve

Family stories hold keys to past in special ways. They make history into more than just textbooks, but vivid alive experiences passed through the words of people we know and love. They allow us to honor the past in a way that forwards the future...

Blowing Kisses on FaceTime

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Something happened this week that I think is unique and special... in fact, many wonderful events occur in the office in Maplewood every day because the office is busy and productive and we are all watching boys and girls around the world grow up.

A Golf Outing Benefitting Orphans

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Seventy golfers from the United States and Canada joined together on Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Somerset Hills Country Club in Bernardsville, New Jersey, to raise awareness and money for the orphans served by Worldwide Orphans Foundation.

"Caregiver's Day" in an Orphanage in Ethiopia

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

What about Mother's Day for orphan boys and girls? Is this a bad thing to ask...hurtful and painful?Most kids in orphanages have no clue about this day, but one of our faithful American volunteers, Sarah Poole and her husband, Adam, did a cultural turn about for this day in Ethiopia.

In the Hollywood Hills: Closing Our Eyes and Looking at the World of Orphans

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

How do you share the world of orphans with a roomful of supporters halfway around the world? I was faced with this challenge as I attended a Worldwide Orphans fundraiser at the iconic John Lautner Garcia House in the Hollywood Hills.

The Joy of Haiti

Misha Lyuve | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Misha Lyuve

It became clear -- money, supplies and good people are not enough. It all has to be applied thoughtfully and deliberately to transform communities in a way that they can start taking care of themselves.

Amy Poehler in Haiti

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Amy has a lot of ideas about how to help kids express their dreams creatively. She has vision, and that is what all our Ambassadors should have in order to reach thousands more orphans and vulnerable children who need our help and support.

More on Wadley and His Family: What Every Child Needs

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.09.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

It is all organic, and when you map out the destiny of families in communities, they all need the same things to grow and be self-sufficient. They deserve the opportunities to have successful kids and to be hopeful every day.

Wadley, a Three-Year-Old Boy with Clinical Depression

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.09.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Wadley and children like him should never know psychological trauma. But this is not the case in our world. Millions of children are abused and neglected, and WWO is helping them heal and be happy through our programs.

Service Is Simple

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.09.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I love traveling with a group of supporters and donors who are eager to do service with me because I can see how they feel about the children and help educate them about our mission and vision. The happiness of the children simply strips us of our defensives

Imagining My Children as Orphans: Where Is Our Humanity?

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Where is our humanity? There should be an outcry internationally to censure Putin for his evil act to lock up and ruin hundreds of thousands of children.

Russian Adoption Ban Would Mean Tragedy For Millions Of Orphans

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 12.28.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

We all need to go deeper and do better to advocate and protect children globally. We need a wider strategic plan for every bad moment when children can't have permanency and can't have what they are entitled to have: quite simply safety and love.

How to Cope in a World Where Children Are Never Safe

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Life is very hard and we deal with challenging issues daily. When talking about the tragic deaths of children, we must keep the dialogue alive and be conscious.

The Lost Roma Children of Bulgaria: A Meeting With Dundee Precious Metals

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I just returned from a short jaunt to Sofia, Bulgaria; the fastest trip I ever planned. What was so compelling about this trip as compared to my many trips to Bulgaria over the 17 years since my first time?

How Are Haiti and Bulgaria the Same?

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Child abandonment is about poverty and the desperation that ensues. Young women are not educated and able to make their own decisions. They are abused and used by men who are also uneducated, depressed, angry and powerless.

A Processional for the World's Children

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

This Thanksgiving Processional moves me to think of WWO Academy in Ethiopia. I envision the extremely poor 432 children at our school having a similar processional celebrating their harvest and singing their traditional hymns.