The United States is lacking a number of things. The most powerful country in the world seems to be slipping on several issues, sadly, many of which include families.
Rob and Paul Forkan were vacationing in Sri Lanka with their family for Christmas when the Indian Ocean tsunami struck.
Sadly, despite their good intentions, volunteers at orphanages are unwittingly supporting the terrible harm that institutions afflict on children in their care.
Katrin Nenasheva has lugged a metal bed frame on her back for 21 days.
I never thought that playing catch with a kid could be a bad thing, or that goofing off could contribute to long-term psychological
Kehlani, know that you are a beautiful girl with so much life ahead of you. Know that you are loved and deserving of all of life's blessings. Know that your mom's choices are her own and with or without her you have the ability and the tools to be as amazing as you see fit.
It's not just the kids who benefit from your generosity. Sponsorship raises leaders and helps families and communities, ensuring that the positive effects of your donation continue for many years to come.
I'd planned to tell Mom how much I loved her, but it was too late. I swallowed the lump in my throat and instead all I could hear myself say was, "Mom, I can't look at you, because if I do I know I'll lose it." We took one step, then another, and walked what I didn't know would be the last walk we'd ever share again. And just like that, she gave me away.
Desperately poor and bereft at the death of his wife, Daniel's father made the only choice he could for his six-year-old son. But Daniel, afraid and hungry - and even lonelier than when his mother died - hated the orphanage from the first frightening night he cried himself to sleep.
Watching the facilitators interact with community members was also helpful to us. When mothers attend the training sessions
They are devoted to WWO and have attended all 11 WWO galas Ba Vi is a rural part of Ha Noi where 80 children who live with
“We are only able to reach a few women, but there are more. More needs to be done.”
A quiet, but alarming, trend is happening in Cambodian "orphanages." Instead of predominantly serving the needs of children whose parents have died, these institutions are increasingly being filled with children from poor families whose living parents are seeking better opportunities for their children's future.