March 3, 2016

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Children’s Act Amendment Bill

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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July 23, 2015

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Motivation

Think of yourself…or your child…or an employee…and something that requires motivation to learn, but is a struggle to complete. I think of my nine year old as she works on reading skills. She struggled with reading for many years. Though she loved the idea of reading, and loved to have others read to her, she […]

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July 13, 2015

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On the Ground: Thoughts of a Board Member

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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April 5, 2015

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{Family} Ties That Bind

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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