More countries agree to use Children First software to help end the institutionalization of their children

PR Newswire

PLANO, Texas, August 4, 2022

BEB experiences rapid growth in the first half of 2022 with its software used in 8 countries

PLANO, TX, August 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — TexasTechnology-based nonprofit Both Ends Believing expands in 2022 as four new countries now partner to use Children First Software. BEB offers its software platform free of charge to governments and puts a team of experts on the ground to facilitate implementation and training on the software. CFS’s goal is to equip governments to create digital files for all their institutionalized children and transfer them to families. To date, more than 30,000 children have profiles in the system, which represents a growth of 273% in three years.

BEB: Children first. Family forever. (PRNewsfoto/Both Ends Believe)

CFS, developed by BEB and Tyler Technologies, is a cloud-based application that contains six modules that help countries and their child protection officers to: 1) register a child; 2) develop a plan to relocate the child to his family; 3) seek the best foster care for the child – reunification, kinship care, foster care, or national or international adoption; 4) qualify families ready to adopt; 5) matching and placing the child in a family when biological reunification is not in the best interests of the child; and 6) track and monitor the placement.

As 2022 dawns, CFS has been used by governments in Uganda, Honduras, Guatemalaand the Dominican Republic. Since, Ecuador, Paraguay, Nuevo Leon, Mexicoand the DEBO Alliance for children in Ethiopia have signed MoUs with BEB and are currently implementing CFS.

BEB President, Mark Schwartzshares, “Countries currently using CFS and creating digital identities for children in their care are reporting a transformational shift in their ability to execute individual plans and safely move every child into a family. As these countries are sharing their success with their peers in their regions, we are now seeing a rapid acceleration in the number of countries using CSA and we expect this trend to continue for the foreseeable future.”

Leticia OcamposDirector of Human Rights of the Ministry of Children and Adolescence of Paraguay shares, “The (CFS) system is extremely important to us, as it helps to prevent the child from being seen as another brick in the wall and guarantees their rights through our national protection system. Thanks to the CFS, we can see every child’s access to education, recreation and a life plan, and through BEB we can enable every child to live in a family.”

As CFS expands to new countries, thousands more children will experience the love of family. These governments along with BEB are working diligently to ensure that this dream becomes a reality.

About BEB

BEB was founded in January 2010 as a 501(c)(3) organization to promote systemic change for vulnerable children. BEB strives to capture comprehensive digital profiles of children through Children First Software (CFS), a technology-driven advocate designed to identify a child’s best opportunity for family care. In partnership with countries around the world, we are transforming the process to bring children to their best future, a chance to grow and thrive in a loving family.

Margaret Elizabeth McKissack
Vice President, External Affairs
[email protected]



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