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New to Haiti: Foster care for the nation's parentless kids

New to Haiti: Foster care for the nation's parentless kids

Associated Press

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Like roughly a quarter of Haiti's children, 11-year-old Franchina has spent much of her short life without parents. Her mother dead, her father in prison, Franchina was placed in a state-run orphanage as a toddler, remaining illiterate year after year and seemingly destined for a hard life in the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation. But this year, Franchina's fortunes took a hopeful turn. She has benefited from the newfound resolution of Haiti's government to improve the deplorable status of the country's children, and more specifically from a partnership between the state child welfare agency and several international child-service organizations.

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When You Are Persecuted in One Place, Flee to Another

When You Are Persecuted in One Place, Flee to Another

Christianity Today

Both US policy and Middle East wisdom discourage suffering Christians from resettling in the West.

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Thanks to Trump, the U.S. hasn't admitted a single refugee since September

Thanks to Trump, the U.S. hasn't admitted a single refugee since September

Yahoo News

October was the first full month in at least 18 years in which the United States did not admit any refugees.

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Seven families celebrated at Kalamazoo Adoption Day

Seven families celebrated at Kalamazoo Adoption Day

WOODTV.com

Parents and children gathered at the Kalamazoo County 9th Circuit Court Friday to finalize their adoptions.

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Bethany Christian Services hosting Mom Prom to benefit foster care and adoption

Bethany Christian Services hosting Mom Prom to benefit foster care and adoption

WOODTV.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – Our friends at Bethany Christian Services of Holland, Michigan are hosting a fun event for women on November 9th, 2019! They will be holding Mom Prom, a fundraisin…

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Refugee Acceptance Moratorium Threatens Community Assistance Infrastructure

Refugee Acceptance Moratorium Threatens Community Assistance Infrastructure

Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

The US hits another “new historic low” of accepting refugees. This week, the federal government canceled 500 flights and extended a moratorium until November 5th, for an even more precipitous drop.

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November is National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness Month

KELO Newstalk 1320 107.9

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) --  Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month.Bethany Christian Services believes every child deserves to be loved, connected, ...

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No refugees will be resettled in the US in October, leaving hundreds in limbo around the world

CNN Politics

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Finding home: Fostering through the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors program

Finding home: Fostering through the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors program

Traverse City Record Eagle

TRAVERSE CITY — As a child, Kaylee Erlewein never thought much about the way her family grew or of the diversity each new addition added to the mix.

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Bethany Christian Services is a network for struggling families

Bethany Christian Services is a network for struggling families

ABC 27

Bethany Christian Services is bringing families together and keeping them together. The group is celebrating its 10,000th hosting through the Safe Families for Children program. Nikki Condon and El…

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