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Foster Care in Uganda

Some estimates state that the number of children growing up in orphanages in Uganda has reached over 50,000, despite the vast majority of those children not being orphans at all. While it’s difficult to know exact numbers, those of us working in the field believe at least 80% of children in Ugandan orphanages have known relatives. Thankfully, there’s a growing movement among the government and many charities to move as many children as possible out of institutions and into family care. LWB was excited to begin foster care in Uganda in early 2018, and while the program is still small in numbers, it’s huge in impact for the children we’ve transitioned.

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It’s a Girl

My older sister recently had a baby, and it was great to get to follow along with her nine month journey.  The most exciting part of the pregnancy for my relatives, however, was the hardest part for me  – her sonogram.

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You know the scene:  family gathered all around in a small room, admiring the images of the new baby on the screen. And when the tech announced, “It’s a girl!” everyone cheered and was overjoyed. That was  hard moment for me, though, because in all the happiness I had a feeling of dread come over me.  My mind went to when my birthmother was pregnant with me.  What was her and my birthfather’s reaction to me being a girl? Read more.

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