Haiti Seeing Positive Changes in Child Welfare Programs

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As Haiti works to make substantial changes to its child welfare system, a Christian adoption agency has found an open door to implement foster care in the country.

More than 50,000 children in Haiti are living in orphanages as a result of the devastating 2010 earthquake that claimed the lives of more than 300,000 people. Kristi Gleason, international programs director for Bethany Christian Services, says Bethany has recently launched a partnership with the Haitian government to get children out of orphanages and into trained and supported Haitian families.

“In April, we trained over 170 churches that are interested in contributing foster families,” she tells OneNewsNow.

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SOURCE: One News Now, Bill Bumpas