There is no substitute for care of the child within his/her family of origin. Shouldn the effort be on keeping children in families?
We agree. Keeping children with their own families is the ideal situation. But when the family of origin is gone, or they are economically unable to care for a child due to the loss of one or both parents, or unable physically to care for a child, the child needs assistance. For many children in Afghanistan, living with the family of one.s origin is a simple expectation that has been taken away.