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.
- 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.”
- Kingdom Families
- Faith to Action Initiative
- Transition to Family Based Care Manual
- UN Guidelines on the Alternative Care of Children
- The Law of the Child Act for Tanzania
- National Guidelines for Improving Quality of Care, Protection and Support for Most Vulnerable Children
- National Plan of Action for MVC in Tanzania
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