Our Vision

We envision a world of smaller and truly democratic communities, surrounded by nature, and comprised of free and equal people who were empowered by the conditions in which they were born and raised.

Our Mission

The Problem: Family planning in the world today is based upon a parent-centered model that hurts children, families, communities, and our environment. That model prevents the realization of freedom.

The Solution: Having Kids replaces the dysfunctional parent-centered model with the human rights-based and child-centered Fair Start model, or comparably better models. That change is the key to freedom. Here are examples of how we are replacing the old model with the Fair Start model.

Having Kids is more a praxis of truly human rights-based family planning than an entity. We invite you to join the transition to better family planning by taking actions to ensure kids a fair start in life, and speaking out about what you’ve done.

Our Theory of Change

We believe theories of change should be specific. Our theory is that the public interest community is using a flawed family planning model – the isolation model – that undercuts the shared mission of the community. We create change by using a variety of techniques to replace the isolation model with the child-first Fair Start model or comparably better models at at cultural, institutional, and legal levels, allowing the new models to then be implemented and scaled up by the community.

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