I used to talk about family preservation, reunification and keeping children out of orphanages at conferences.
Then we lived 2013.
Now I am thinking more about the actual how-to. Specifically in Haiti. The how-to is a lot harder than the talk, the policy or the advocacy. Especially when foreigners are allowed in to do whatever they want with little to no supervision. Too many people are drawn to children because they are powerless and vulnerable.
I have been watching the movement to family reunification and domestic adoption in Uganda. There are many groups working hard to change the momentum and paradigm from orphanages and international adoption to preservation, reunification and domestic adoption in Uganda.
Could the same be possible for Haiti? What would it take to create that movement?
If you know of any organizations doing excellent work in this area, in Haiti, could you please link in the comments?