The CAFO Blog


Playing for a Larger Vision: Gary Schneider

As much as we’d all hope otherwise, even ministries with the best of objectives all too often get sucked into the same empire building, intramural competitiveness, and turf wars as […]

New Estimates for Global Orphan Numbers

Our friend Dr. Susan Hillis of the CDC is one of the world’s top researchers on the relationship between HIV/AIDS and a host of issues facing orphans.  (Incidentally, she’ll be […]

International Adoption Numbers Drop Steeply

The U.S. State Department today released its official numbers for international adoptions in the 2009 fiscal year (Oct 2008 to Sept 2009.)  They show a steep 27 percent drop—only 12,753 […]

The Blind Side

The Yahoo critics—typically more impressed by the dark and bizarre than by potent goodness—stroked their chins and gave the movie a “C+.”  But the rest of viewers presented The Blind […]

Nick Kristof on How to Spur Compassionate Action

The current issue of Outside magazine carries a fascinating article by NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof challenging those who care deeply for the destitute to rethink the way we present […]

Guatemalan Adoption and DNA Tests

Reuters yesterday reported on possible efforts by the Guatemalan government to seek DNA testing of children adopted by American families from Guatemala.  The headline reads, “Guatemala pushes for DNA tests […]