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Dollars & Sense – Supporting Children Outside of Family Care

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Dollars & Sense – Supporting Children Outside of Family Care

Dollars & Sense – Supporting Children Outside of Family Care: Opportunities for US Government Internal Assistance

This report highlights the critical gains the US government’s international assistance has made in protecting children and ensuring their right to family life. At the same time, the report notes areas where US international assistance should be reoriented to better ensure that the rights and protections for children living outside of family care, as outlined in the Action Plan, are more fully realized. A child’s right to family life — with parents, relatives, adoptive or foster families whenever possible — is worthy of support.

The US Government is well positioned to help redirect the flow of resources from orphanages to cost-effective and evidence-based, better care alternatives that strengthen families and communities and make family care possible for all children

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