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2010-01-22 12:22:00

OTTAWA, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ - In response to the devastating January 12th earthquake in Haiti, Politics Watch(R) (http://www.PoliticsWatch.com) donated $1,000.00 to the "Holy Name of Mary Food Fund" as part of the "Let's help rebuild an orphanage in Haiti" campaign. The Holy Name of Mary Food Fund, a registered charity established by Mr. Frank Chauvin, has been operating an orphanage in Port au Prince since 1987. It houses 70 girls. To assist in rebuilding the orphanage, send donations to:...

2009-12-18 13:22:38

A Duke University study of more than 3,000 orphaned and abandoned children in five Asian and African countries has found that children in institutional orphanages fare as well or better than those who live in the community. The findings contrast sharply with research that associates institutions with poorer health and well-being, and the policies adopted by many international agencies/governments. "Our research is not saying that institutions are better. What we found is that institutions may...

2009-07-15 15:32:00

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Narconon of Georgia drug rehabilitation and education program has many outreach activities, but none may be more special than their dedication to saving lives of orphaned children addicted to glue in Honduras. *(PHOTO 72dpi: www.Send2Press.com/mediaboom/09-0713-Honduras_72dpi.jpg) *(Photo Caption: One of the Honduras orphaned children being helped. Credit: Narconon.) Narconon Georgia staff recently made another trip to the troubled...

2009-04-20 10:34:00

NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spence-Chapin's new interactive website, launched today, features the wide range of adoption and post-adoption services offered to children, birth parents, adoptive parents and professionals. Kathy Legg, Executive Director, said, "Since our beginning in 1908, we have placed over 18,000 children from the metro New York-New Jersey area and around the world with loving, permanent families. In 2009, as the agency begins its second century, we think...

2009-04-01 09:49:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Madonna sets out to adopt a child, the world pays attention. Thanks to Madonna, millions of people are being introduced to Malawi -- a small impoverished African nation. In a country where reports of orphaned children range from 500,000 to over a million, help is needed in many forms. Villages where orphaned children are raised in nurturing homes, with a mother and siblings, and the essentials of childhood are ideal. SOS Children's...

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2009-03-30 10:09:02

U.S. pop star Madonna is expected to hear Friday if she will be permitted to adopt a 4-year-old African girl, officials in Malawi said. The 50-year-old recording artist already has two biological children and a 3-year-old son she adopted from Malawi as a baby. A spokeswoman for Malawi's Attorney General's Office told CNN that Madonna, who attended a hearing Monday in the case, should appear in person to hear the judge's decision regarding the possible second adoption Friday. Madonna's...

2009-03-29 10:27:03

Pop singer Madonna should end her plans to adopt a young Malawian girl and let the child remain with her extended family, a British charity says. Save the Children spokesman Dominic Nutt said in a news release 3-year-old Mercy James would be best served to stay with family members as opposed to be adopted by the Material Girl singer, CNN reported Sunday. The best place for a child is in his or her family in their home community, Nutt said. Most children in orphanages have one parent still...

2008-10-02 18:00:30

Brad Gautney, medical operations executive for the Integral Life Foundation (ILF), returned from a medical trip to Haiti, where he and a team of four other medical professionals treated approximately 400 Haitian orphans and vulnerable children in the town of Gonaives. Dan Tasset, founder of ILF also returned from a separate mission the week before, providing food and supplies to the areas devastated by Hurricanes Hanna and Ike. ILF is an organization based in Leawood, Kan. that builds...

2008-09-24 18:00:00

By Moira Sharkey SACKFULS of school uniformsarebeing sent to orphanages in Romania from pupils in South Wales. The uniformswere worn last termby pupils at Danescourt Infant and Junior schools in Cardiff. These schools have now merged to create a new primary with a new uniform. Danescourt is one of six newprimary schools to open in Cardiff this year as part of the city's reorganisation plan. The school, in Danescourt Way, will beofficiallyopened on FridaybyCardiff City star Joe...

2008-07-26 15:00:43

By Beth Stephenson, The Edmond Sun, Okla. Jul. 26--EDMOND -- "My children want us to take foster kids, but I just don't think I have the courage," a friend commented recently. I know what she means. I've been a foster parent and know that the realities are often more stark than we can imagine before we begin. There is a tedious license process and many rules that may affect the normal pattern of life in the home, and that's before the individual needs of the children are addressed. On...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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