Babies are sought after by adoptive parents, but by the time a child is 8, the pool of hopeful parents has thinned. When a child reaches the teen years, that pool of parents shrinks, and many older children in need of homes will never find one.
Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is a time to remember Holocaust victims as well as heroes who dared to make a difference during a dark and painful time.
Serious illness seldom settles only on one child. It wraps its arms around and changes brothers and sisters, too.
Raising confident girls who speak up improves policies, decision-making tomorrow. But mixed messages and lack of confidence are barriers that parents need to help daughters overcome.
Researchers at One Laptop Per Child, a nonprofit based in Cambridge, Mass., suggest that children in the developing world have intuition and appetite to learn technology, and that using technological gadgets could help educate them.
More young adults are delaying marriage and staying in their parents’ homes. But the national numbers mask an important gender difference.
It was a vision never before seen in Egypt: hundreds of women waiting to cast a vote in the country’s first free presidential election.