orphan

Two years ago, I made a decision to move to Uganda. I’m a UPS pilot from Indiana – a job I love, in a place I love, with
We stared in open-faced wonder at the sea together as the sun baked its goodness into our skin. So tender. So sweet. My mind flashed to the memory of meeting this child in such a malnourished state. And here she was--healthy, happy, splashing in a piece of paradise people around the world penny pinch to see.
Today, when a child is taken by protective services, they are placed in any random persons home, as long as the person obtains a license to become a foster parent, is older than 18, and passes a criminal background check.
Rescued adult sloths are released back into the jungle as soon as they are fit but orphaned babies are extremely vulnerable and need 24-hour care. So the couple have had to give up their home to their sleepy adopted babies until they are old enough to be released back into the wild.
What is it like to make a financial investment in an up and coming social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, the Pollination Project has been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world.
As we are taught by the five stages of loss and grief, after the denial, anger, bargaining and depression comes acceptance
I am not "for" international adoption. I am not against it. I am "for" children having loving parents and being in homes where they have a support network.
The adoption process has taken its toll on me emotionally. Nothing prepares you to be away from your family for six weeks, and in a country where you feel deaf, mute, and illiterate.
We in charity envision a better, sustainable future. But lest it all crumble because of forces we can't control -- weather, war, corruption -- may beneficiaries like Chungleung find joy in today that they'll carry with them into the future.
While the nation bemoans a "gridlocked" Congress and Comedy Central's Messrs. Stewart and Colbert aptly ridicule both presidential candidates for a disregard of specificity on one hand and hubris on the other, I have borne witness to a very different vision of our elected leadership.
JO: In a way it is left to chance but I make sure it is left to chance. It happens and I know what to do to make it happen
Without my mother, I couldn't possibly go on. I couldn't grow up, become a woman, do things that she would never know about, go places she'd never been, think things I couldn't tell her.
“The state is taking an important step forward to help the young people that we as a society have taken out of their parents
As we celebrate Mother's Day 2011, let's be grateful for the mementos we have from our own mothers, and for the love they keep alive.
Stableford takes a wide view of nature. He made this photo of a glacial cave in Iceland with a 15mm lens. The approach distorts
If making children safe truly requires changing the overarching ideology, then juvenile judges, social workers, children's rights attorneys and social scientists cannot do it alone.
It's a remarkable biography: Siamanda Chege, the eldest daughter of a homemaker and a missionary, grew up in Nakuru, Kenya
The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.
Imagine saying good-bye to your big house and luxury car so you can live among the impoverished. That's exactly what one person did, and he's never regretted his decision.
Los Angeles Times' reckless coverage of child deaths threatens the very children we trust it intends to protect.