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  1. Father's fate inspires compassion

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A painful personal experience has turned Samuel Ku Kwok-wo into a patient and loving volunteer who offers home care and counselling services to the elderly in need. 'My father died of heart failure and cancer 10 years ago. I still regret th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631983/fathers-fate-inspires-compassion
  2. Slice of Life

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... Compiled by Sandra Lowe From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1917 London, June 1 A letter from Flora Sandes, an Englishwoman who is a sergeant-major in the Serbian army, describes how she was wounded in the Monastir assault on the Bulgars. She ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640065/slice-life
  3. Father's Day wish for most children is to be able to spend more time with their dads

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... people to spend more time with their families, so the Hospital Authority should give us more time,' Dr Ho said. 'A few days off can help us handle the family work much better.' He ... to the government's headquarters in Central yesterday to urge the government to promote family harmony by introducing five days of paid paternity leave for men. Meanwhile, a survey by the Federation of Trade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641754/fathers-day-wish-most-children-be-able-spend-more-time-their-dads
  4. Day-care services fall short: group

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... their experiences of being left at home alone in the previous six months. They were children from families helped by Foster Care, Small Group Home and Integrated Family Services, and were described as being ... professional social workers to foster harmony in the community to ease pressure on day-care services. The organisation said there were about 900 foster families in Hong Kong, which Ms Ip said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642329/day-care-services-fall-short-group
  5. The ties that bind

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... but they are very pure,' reads the advertisement. 'A Chinese lady will not have relations with a man until she gets married. Family is important: they will devote themselves to you and your family.' The message appears on the website of PIN International Marriage Matchmaker, one of dozens of websites offering Chinese wives to Japanese men. It charges US$25,000 for two visits, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629793/ties-bind
  6. Home alone

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hanged himself from a rafter of a former pig pen behind the family ancestral shrine. Why parents are choosing to leave their children behind is simple economics. 'Stay behind in the village ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/633386/home-alone
  7. All in the family

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Bay and travels 90 minutes to collect her infant son from her parents' house in Fanling where he lives during the week. After dinner with her family, Cheng, with baby in tow, makes ... Cheng's onerous commute is unusual, but relying on extended family members to help with child-rearing is not. As the percentage of double-income families increases, young working mothers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653310/all-family
  8. Only one in six children resent being sent to after-school day care

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... points more than the proportion who liked tutorials. The study was conducted among students from Primary Four to Form Three from April to June. It also found the quality of family life improved when parents spent more time with their children, said Lilian Law Suk-kwan, the charity's executive director. Family income did not figure significantly in family life, she said. Parents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660485/only-one-six-children-resent-being-sent-after-school-day-care
  9. Australian adopters face child-theft nightmare

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Roger Maynard

    ... for child stealers looking for toddlers to be sent abroad from India for adoption by families in the west. This week it emerged that Zabeen, who was later adopted by an Australian family, could have ... Zabeen's story, exposed by Time magazine, has shocked Australia, where as many as 30 families may have fallen victim to India's child traffickers. If the allegations are substantiated, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650682/australian-adopters-face-child-theft-nightmare
  10. Adoption joy for abandoned girl Jade

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Yau Chui-yan and Barclay Crawford An eight-year-old Korean girl abandoned by her adoptive Dutch diplomat parents in Hong Kong two years ago has been placed with a family. 'Jade has been matched with an adoptive family,' a spokesman for the Social Welfare Department said last week. 'The placement is stable and smooth.' The spokesman would not give more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656879/adoption-joy-abandoned-girl-jade

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