Growing up in a family is a child’s most basic human right. Today that basic human right is denied to millions of children because of political apathy and the world's indifference to these children. Both Ends Burning works to protect and advocate for the rights of orphaned children. We seek to eliminate the institutionalization of children and the devastating effects that result. Simply stated, we believe every child has the right to a permanent loving family.
by Kelly Ensslin Bureaucratic Power Struggles, aka Adoption Processing Ping Pong Just last week, an American family found itself at the center of a monumental power struggle between USCIS and the Department of State (through its US Embassy in Port Au Prince). The family (we’ll call them the Smiths) had completed a lawful and final […]
Ragini Venkatasubban | Midland Reporter-Telegram | February 20, 2014 When Luke Morrow was adopting his son from Ethiopia, the mountains of paperwork and political turmoil stretched his waiting time to more than 18 months. “And that’s actually not bad,” he said. “There are families that have been waiting for years.” To give Midlanders an insight […]
by Peter Leppanen On Saturday, 48 Hours broadcast a report about an adoption agency with a history of suspicious adoption cases in both Guatemala and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Included in the report were charges of child trafficking. While Both Ends Burning has no direct knowledge of the cases or the individuals […]