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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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Leadership Workshop on March 11th

March 4, 2013

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An orphanage is usually the first place where children end up after they have lost parental care. Once they enter the system, their destiny is decided by probation officers, orphanage administration, attorneys, etc. Unfortunately in Uganda, the measures in place by the Children’s Act to support Uganda’s Orphans and Vulnerable children (OVCs) are not always […]

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Worthwhile Links

August 17, 2012

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Looking for information about adoption, orphan care or other issues as they relate to Uganda’s children? Here are some good links that we want to make sure our readers know about. This growing list is also available under “resources” on this website. As always, we’d love to hear if there are other resources you would […]

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Walking Away [True Story]

July 31, 2012

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When prospective adoptive parents (PAPs) encounter adoption corruption, often they do not share their stories publicly. The family’s pain is often too deep to go public, or they have been threatened by the orphanage or agency involved. These families experience emotional trauma, huge financial loss, and the death of their dream to adopt a child. For these reasons and more, they choose to remain silent. A few families do “go public,” though.  These first-hand […]

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