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Kinnected • Resources

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ACC International Relief
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Very useful online resources from our friends at Kinnected. They have referred orphanages to us in Uganda who want to transform into family strengthening services.

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Adoption agencies need volunteers to cuddle, nurture newborns awaiting adoption

Adoption agencies need volunteers to cuddle, nurture newborns awaiting adoption | Making Families | Scoop.it

Infants put up for adoption need your cuddles and love.

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Interesting way of recruiting temporary foster families in New York. Could be used to recruit temporary foster families in Uganda.

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Fostering Uganda's children is our call - New Vision

Fostering Uganda's children is our call - New Vision | Making Families | Scoop.it
At her home in the suburbs of Wakiso, Doreen Kyomugisha cuddles and rocks four-month-old Anita who is making baby noises without a care in the world. Before long, she is asleep and is taken to bed. Eight-month-old Peter wakes up almost immediately.
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Here is an article in the National newspaper of Uganda promoting foster care.

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The Science of Resilience

The Science of Resilience | Making Families | Scoop.it
Why some children can thrive despite adversity.
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This gives the science behind why foster care is so important for children. All it takes is one person to truly care to make our little fighters resilient.

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The Importance of a Family: A Church Perspective - YouTube

A film outlining the church's perspective on family based care for children, featuring Pastor Peter Kisirivu from Gaba Community Church.
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A video from the team at Ugandans Adopt and Pastor Peter from Gaba Community Church. We are embarking on an exciting project together to see if the church can provide loving families for abandoned children.

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JK Rowling: Isn’t it time we left orphanages to fairytales? - World News Report

The most comprehensive geo-political news service available on the Internet, covering over 263 countries and regions, all U.S. States and Industries.
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So fortunate to have JK Rowling on the deinstitutionalization (DI) team. If there is anyone in the world who can change hearts and minds it's her 

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The orphan and the saviour- a relationship of love, gratitude and commodities : A critical discourse analysis of the construction of the narrative about the helper and t...

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Video: Cambodia’s Scam Orphanages

Video: Cambodia’s Scam Orphanages | Making Families | Scoop.it
In Cambodia, less than a quarter of children in orphanages are actual orphans.
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What's wrong with volunteer travel?: Daniela Papi at TEDxOxbridge - YouTube

Daniela spent six years living in Cambodia where she founded PEPY, a youth leadership and education organization, and PEPY Tours, a development education tra...
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Behind The Scenes of Ugandans Adopt

Meet our Ugandans Adopt Communications Officer and learn about the people and practices that go into making Ugandans Adopt such an incredible project.
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The business of orphanages: where do ‘orphans’ come from?

The business of orphanages: where do ‘orphans’ come from? | Making Families | Scoop.it
The number of orphanages in developing nations has dramatically increased in the past decade, but where are the "orphans" coming from?
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"We know that orphanages harm children. We know these children deserve more than to be products of the orphanage business. It’s time to transform that knowledge into action." Brilliant article from Kate Van Doore

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CNN Should Reexamine Support of Orphanages

CNN Should Reexamine Support of Orphanages | Making Families | Scoop.it

The 2015 CNN Heroes Award gala was recently held in New York City and broadcast around the globe. Hosted by CNN's Anderson Cooper and featuring guest appearances by a myriad of Hollywood stars and ...

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Anitah's Story

Meet Anitah, a baby girl abandoned shortly after being born. Traditionally, in Uganda, institutional care has been seen as the only solution for abandoned ...
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Watch our video about our brand new short-term foster care pilot in Uganda and see the difference a foster carer makes to a little girls life

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Interview with Anna McKeon, Communication Consultant, Better Care Better Volunteering Network ( Part I) | Sharing4good

Interview with Anna McKeon, Communication Consultant, Better Care Better Volunteering Network ( Part I) | Sharing4good | Making Families | Scoop.it
RT @pandpvolunteer: orphanage tourism is not just a problem in Cambodia and Nepal - excellent interview with @annamck http://t.co/wHrm7vAqSo
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Excellent interview with our friends at Better Care Network

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Brain Scans Of Children From Orphanages Show The Lifelong Effects Of Neglect - Medical Daily

Childhood experiences of neglect can cause lasting changes in the brain's structure, but early intervention may help to avoid such permanent damage.
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This shows the importance of transitioning children into foster care before it's too late to avoid  lifelong damage 

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Meet Aidah

Aidah is a grandmother who provides for her 12 grandchildren. After graduating from Abide's business class in 2014 she has been able to start her own small business…
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From our amazing partners at Abide Family Center in Jinja

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Why Care Matters - The Importance of Adequate Care for Children and Society.pdf

Why Care Matters - The Importance of Adequate Care for Children and Society.pdf | Making Families | Scoop.it
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Orphanage Tourism is worse than many of us thought | Harold Goodwin's Blog

Orphanage Tourism is worse than many of us thought | Harold Goodwin's Blog | Making Families | Scoop.it
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Nepal's orphanage scam: growing trend for 'voluntourism' linked to child exploitation - video

Nepal's orphanage scam: growing trend for 'voluntourism' linked to child exploitation - video | Making Families | Scoop.it
Nepalese parents are being tricked into sending their children to orphanages, lured by the promise of an education. Well-meaning foreign visitors often raise funds for the orphanages in the belief that they will be used to help the children, but instead the money goes to the owner of the home rather than its vulnerable young residents
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Orphanage Volunteering: An Interview with Martin Punaks, Country Director, Next Generation Nepal | Sharing4good

Orphanage Volunteering: An Interview with Martin Punaks, Country Director, Next Generation Nepal | Sharing4good | Making Families | Scoop.it
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