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Agents for Change
By Fred de Sam Lazaro, Sarah Clune Hartman
By PBS NewsHour
After reaching their fifties and raising their own children, Jenny and Richard Bowen adopted 2-year-old Maya from China after learning of poor orphanage conditions for abandoned girls. Sixteen years later, the Bowens have two adopted daughters from the same region…
Rwanda plans to place every child living in an orphanage with a family, worrying teens who have lived in orphan communities for years.
Jeffrey Brown talks to Mandalit del Barco of National Public Radio in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for an update on the state of earthquake recovery, from food distribution to disputes over orphaned children.
Ten American missionaries have been detained in Haiti for allegedly trying to take 33 children across the border into the Dominican Republican without the proper documents.
Ray Suarez is in rural KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa, tracing the daily lives of children orphaned by AIDS. In this report he looks at their struggle for survival and the unique family units that form in the absence of…
Critics blame South Africa's high HIV infection rates on government inaction and mixed messages. Recently, however, the deputy president of the country has called for intensification of the fight against AIDS. Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports from Johannesburg.
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