The CAFO Blog


Hospital Adoption Support Program

Christians motivated toward foster care and adoption in the U.S. typically focus on children older than infants.   That’s because over the past several decades a variety of factors, both good and bad, have dramatically reduced the number of babies needing adoption in the U.S.  Even so, each year some 14,000-18,000 women facing unexpected pregnancies choose […]

New Foster/Adopt Reality Show Premiers Friday

One could certainly debate whether the world needs a new reality show…but here comes one that seems likely to tell some stories that ought to be told:  Family Addition. Host Leigh Anne Tuohy (whose own story was recounted in the film, “The Blind Side) will be spending times with families are fostering children and now […]

Retirees Who Choose to Adopt from Foster Care

NBC News last week carried a short profile of what it describes as a growing trend: empty-nest couples who choose to adopt older children from the U.S. foster system.  It describes, “Instead of visiting the golf course or moving to a beachside community, some retirees are choosing the more difficult but ultimately rewarding path of […]

New York Times on Christian Orphan Care Movement

The New York Times yesterday carried a significant article on the “fast growing Christian movement” of Christian adoption and orphan care.  The article under-emphasizes some of the most dynamic aspects of the movement—perhaps especially the rapidly growing engagement with foster care and the countless in-country orphan care initiatives around the globe.  Yet the author clearly […]