In today’s episode, we get to hear from Mick Pease, the founder of Substitute Families for Abandoned Children (, which is based in Leeds, England, and works worldwide promoting de-institutionalization and assisting in family based initiatives.

In this episode you will learn about:  

  • The difference between orphaned and abandoned children
  • Family based care versus institutional care
  • Managing donor resources
  • Community resourcing to prevent orphans
  • The generational mindset towards abandoned children

Links from the show:

Mick’s Story on YouTube: 


Articles Mick recommends:

Misguided Kindness 

Families Not Orphanages

The Guidelines for Alternative Care for Children

Books mentioned in the show:


Roofs and Roots: The Care of Separated Children in the Developing World by David Tolfree

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