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"A virtual publication designed specifically for orphanage directors, caregivers and advocates."

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January | February 2023

Articles Included:

From the Editor: "A New Year's Declaration"

Welcome to Orphan Care: A Student Perspective

Ask Ann: "A Holiday Reflection"

The Issue of Consent in Alternative Care Research

November | December 2022

Articles Included:

From the Editor: "Thank You"

In The News:

Ukraine Update: Missing Children & Russia's Involvement

The World Can't Even Agree on Terms Like "Youth," Report Shows, Impacting Ability to Make Improvements in Alternative Care

JustEnergy Providing Solar Panels to Orphanages

Ask Ann: "Fake It!"

7 Reasons Orphanages Should Work Together

September | October 2022

Articles Included:

From the Editor: "Developing Sustainability"

In The News:

The Philippines Seeking Solutions to Teen Pregnancy Rates, A 'National Crisis'

Ask Ann: "Burn-Out"

Donor Retention Tips

The Importance of Connection

July | August 2022

Articles Included:

From the Editor: "Throwing Out the Baby"

In The News:

Kenya to End the Use of Residential Orphanages

Ukrainian Families Leaving Behind Their Special Needs Children

Russian Kidnapping of Ukrainian Children, Allegations Under Investigation

Ask Ann: "Bad Behavior"

The World Shifts Away from Large Orphanages

May | June 2022

Articles Included:

From the Editor: "Fighting for Ukraine"

Trust & Fear—by Mark Wakefield

Ask Ann: "Caring for Refugee Children"

In The News:

Ukrainian Adoption System in Chaos, Several Attempts to Smuggle Children

Would You Die With Us?

March | April 2022

Articles Included:

From the Editor: "Sharing Your Story"

The Journey—Emmanuel Frutos' Story

Ask Ann: "How to Welcome a New Child"

In The News:

Bolivian Femicides Leave Behind Orphans

The Ultimate Gamemaker Tips

January | February 2022

Articles Included:

From the Editor: "We're Looking for Writers"

Ask Ann: "Earning Trust"

In The News:

Ebola Orphans Fighting Stigmas in the Congo

5 Things to Know When Missioning to an Orphanage

November | December 2021

Articles Included:

From the Editor: "Tired Brains and Bodies"

Ask Ann: "Stay Strong"

Enneagram Types in Orphan Care

Christmas Traditions in an Orphanage

September | October 2021

Articles Included:

From the Editor: "I Should've Been a Beekeeper"

In the News:

Taliban Rule Causes Concern for Vulnerable Children

Ask Ann: "Who Is Ann?"

A Founder's Guide to: The Board of Directors (Part Two)

July | August 2021

Articles Included:

From the Editor: "Islands and Soldiers"

In the News:

India Werestles with Influx of Orphaned Children Due to COVID-19

U.S. Decision on Foster Care Impacts Religious Freedoms, LGBTQ+ Rights

Ask Ann: "The IDEAL Response"

A Founder's Guide to: The Board of Directors

May | June 2021

Articles Included:

From the Editor: "Deep Connections"

In the News:

Pakistan Unveils New Orphanage Standards, Are They Enough?

Upcoming UN Discussion Seeks Children in Shelters to Participate

Orphan Myth Campaign Featured Celebrities, Raised Alternative Care Awareness

Ask Ann: "Fighting!"

How Many Kids? Balancing Resources and Maximum Capacity

March | April 2021

Articles Included:

From the Editor: "Poland, 1945 and Hidden Stories"

In the News:

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Orphanage Developers

Egyptian Women Are Fighting the Cultural Stigma of Adoption

Ask Ann: "Trouble at Bedtime"

4 Unique Fundraising Ideas for Your Orphanage

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