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What Is Best?


Caring for widows and orphans:
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress.” James 1:27


A future with families:
“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God places the lonely in families.” Psalms 68:5-6

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future….” Jeremiah 28:11


“The child's most basic human rights require steps to guarantee the child's right to grow up in a family. And if the child cannot grow up in the birth family, then human rights principles require that the child be placed, as soon as possible, in an alternative permanent nurturing family, whether in the country of origin or abroad.

The requirement that a child grows up in a nurturing family should be prominent in trying to ascertain what is best for the child. While conscious of the need for a child to remain in the care of his or her natural parents the court takes the child's welfare as paramount and is prepared, in appropriate cases, to override the interests of those parents.

The Courts have recognized that the option for a child of a nurturing family which is ready to provide him/her with love, happiness and the basic needs for his/her healthy development is an important factor in considering the welfare principle, and determining what is in the best interest of the child.”
[Taken from Uganda’s Legal Guardianship Manual as quoted in “What is Best?”]

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