Stories of Inspiration

    We love to share stories about all the wonderful things happening through BEB. Your support impacts the lives of so many children around the globe.

    Children First Progress

    Children First Progress

    With 2020 well underway, our team is celebrating the progress of Children First software (CFS) over the past year. At the end of 2019, there were over 12,000 children registered in the system. These...

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    The Impact Of Family

    The Impact Of Family

    This week we asked our newest employee, Margaret Elizabeth McKissack, about her child welfare experience and her view of the impact of a loving family on a child. From Dallas, Texas, to...

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    Looking Back; Looking Ahead

    Looking Back; Looking Ahead

    Dear Friends of Both Ends Believing, Nothing has the power to brighten the holiday season quite like the face of a happy child. Unfortunately, for millions of orphan children around the world,...

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    A Dialogue With UNICEF

    A Dialogue With UNICEF

    On November 20, 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In connection with the 30th anniversary of the Convention, UNICEF recently published a...

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    DOS Takes The Initiative

    DOS Takes The Initiative

    Both Ends Believing was grateful for the opportunity to participate in last week’s Adoption Symposium hosted by the Department of State. DOS convened a diverse group representing different...

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    Our View Of Adoption

    Our View Of Adoption

    A boy adopted from Ethiopia graduates from West Point. A little girl adopted from India is murdered by her father. Our founder’s children, adopted from Haiti, are teenagers who are flourishing. An...

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    Collaborating With Purpose

    Collaborating With Purpose

    The month of July was full of strengthening relationships through meetings, events and many other moments of bonding through a shared passion of making the world a better place for children. One...

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    Uganda: A Week To Remember

    Uganda: A Week To Remember

    Bounded by the Congo, South Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya, Uganda is a poor country in a rough neighborhood. Three members of BEB’s team, including myself, spent last week there and wouldn’t...

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    Returning With Purpose

    Returning With Purpose

    Later today, the BEB team will board a flight (actually, several flights) to return to Uganda. “Return” seems like a simple word, but it has implications for our work. It means “We’re coming back!”...

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    Brokenness and Beauty

    Brokenness and Beauty

    In the heart of every one of us is an awareness that the world is full of injustice. Some choose to ignore it, while others feel compelled to call it out and confront it. I am in Louisville,...

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    Words Matter

    Words Matter

    I was taken aback by a comment made by a foreign government official a few years ago at a global child welfare symposium. He said “Orphans belong in orphanages.” No, they don’t. In some cases,...

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