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Children’s Act Amendment Bill

March 3, 2016

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As was recently announced, the Parliament of Uganda passed a children’s act amendment bill on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016. This bill restricts legal guardianships to only nationals of Uganda, and changes the adoption fostering period from 36 months to 12 months. The passing of this bill has been received with mixed feelings. Some people are glad […]

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On the Ground: Thoughts of a Board Member

July 13, 2015

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My name is Judy Kleis, and I am a board member for A Child’s Voice. I have a nine year old daughter from Uganda, and we live in Michigan (USA). This year, five years after we left Uganda (where I lived for two years), we are back in Uganda for the summer. We have both […]

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{Family} Ties That Bind

April 5, 2015

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Every week, CAA staff in Uganda encounter families affected by vulnerability, and the various politics involved that affect this population in significant ways. Especially when conducting orphan investigations requested by prospective adoptive families, we see such a wide range of cases that turn out to be truthful and straightforward as well as those founded upon fraudulent activity and inaccurate […]

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When Everyone’s Worst Nightmare Happens

April 23, 2013

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(Thoughts from Freda Luzinda, director of Child Advocacy Africa) A few weeks ago, I was contacted by investigative journalists from NTV Uganda*. The purpose of their contact was to ask for the position of CAA regarding a disturbing situation they were documenting. After learning more about this situation from the parties involved in Uganda, it became apparent […]

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