161: Orphan Care in Tanzania with Brandon Stiver

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk to Brandon Stiver about how having his own family totally changed his perspective toward caring for orphan children and why family-based care is so much better than orphanage-based care.

Key Points

  • Tanzania’s official policy is actually family-first, but that doesn’t always play out in reality.
  • The vast majority of children that end up in alternative care really shouldn’t be there in the first place.
  • 90% of children in orphanages worldwide have at least one living parent.
  • An orphanage should be the last resort — there are many other options for children.
  • Orphans often become a commodity for orphanages because they help raise money.

“It is the belief of Kingdom Families in accordance with Tanzanian policy as well as scripture that family-based care is the highest standard of care for a child. We believe that every child has a right to be raised in a family.”

—Brandon Stiver


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Sandie Morgan

Sandie Morgan, PhD, RN is recognized globally for her expertise in combatting human trafficking and working to end violence against women. As Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women & Justice (GCWJ), she oversees the Women’s Studies Minor as well as teaching Family Violence and Human Trafficking.
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