Mission: Both ends burning is dedicated to defending every child's human right to a permanent loving family by exposing situations all over the world where children are being denied their right to a family, by advocating for changes to laws, policies and practices that hinder placement of children into permanent families; by promoting assistance, both public and private, to act in the best interest of each child; and by facilitating the use of modern technology to improve transparency, safeguards, and efficiency in adoption processes around the world.
Programs: Both ends burning specifically focuses on children living outside of parental care and those at risk of becoming separated from their families, and strives to create awareness, promote adoption as an option, and make every child's right to a family an important, relevant, social issue. Both ends burning promotes adoption as a solution for children without parents and works to develop a holistic framework to ensure that childern living outside of parental care no longer do so. Growing up in a family is a child's most basic human right. Today that basic human right is denied, in many cases, simply due to a dysfunctional adoption system. Both ends burning works to protect and advocate for the rights of orphaned children in an effort to minimize the devastating effects of institutionalization, while stressing the importance of protecting birth parents and ensuring that proper safeguards are in place for the children. Both ends burning partnered with a software technology company to develop software to take into third world countries to help track childen living outside of parental care and children at risk of becoming separated from their families. In 2016, $446,657 of expenses were incurred to plan, host and/or attend conferences, conventions, and a second global symposium, in an on-going effort to advocate for changes in the procedures for child placement, promote public and private assistance, and facilitate the use of technology in adoption processes around the world.
in order to create a public movement and expose world wide situations where children are being denied their right to adoption into a loving family, both ends burning continues to generate awareness through their multi-media campaign. The stories of the children and families enmeshed in international adoption are incredibly compelling and are at the heart of both ends burning's campaign. These stories and the message of fixing the system are being told through print, including newspaper, magazine articles and a published book; the internet, including a website and links to and content production for other sites; social networking, such as facebook and twitter; and news dissemination of events in the world of adoption via the both ends burning website, blog entries, and an email newletter. In 2016, $11,121 of expenses were incurred to support the integrated multi-media campaign. These expenses include publishing and marketing expenses, website development and maintenance.