The CAFO Blog


Big Trend Changes in Adoptions from China

A significant AP article describes well both the big picture and the personal reality of the dramatic changes seen in adoptions coming from China over recent years.   Just a few years ago, most adoptions from China were of healthy, infant girls; and the wait time was often between 1-2 years or less.  Today, wait times […]

The Danger of Caring for Orphans—Guest Blog at Tom Davis’ Blog

Can you think of moments when your heart has been stabbed by the plight of an orphan?  A short-term mission trip?  A story on CNN?   Something written by Tom Davis?  I’d say “yes” to all three. In such moments, I experience deep ache, sorrow…as well as gratitude that God has finally pierced my often-calloused heart […]

Hope for 100

In churches across America, entrepreneurial orphan advocates are creating remarkable local initiatives to engage their churches in caring for orphans.  One very significant such venture is “Hope for 100” at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, TX. Started by businessman Rocky Gill (yes, a true entrepreneur in both ministry and the corporate world), Hope for […]

Towers Magazine Interview With Jedd Medefind

Towers magazine’s March 22 edition includes an interview with Alliance President Jedd Medefind on orphan care and adoption ministry and the church. TOWERS: If you were a pastor in a church wanting to promote an orphan care culture, what things would you do and say? MEDEFIND: You can always begin with Scripture because God’s heart […]

Adoption Tax Credit Extended and Increased

Amidst the intense controversy of the health care bill signed into law by President Obama yesterday, there’s at least one provision every orphan advocate can cheer.  The adoption tax credit was preserved for another year…and increased in value! To encourage and support adoption, the adoption tax credit was expanded by President Bush and Congress in […]

Adopting for Life Audio and Video Online

Russell Moore and the first-rate team at Southern have released the audio and video from their Adopting for Life Conference.  You can hear or see a keynote address from Alliance President Jedd Medefind, as well as tremendous content from a host of other presenters.  These include Dan Cruver, Maridel Sandberg, Andy Lehman, Jason Kovacs, Tera […]