The CAFO Blog


Haitian Orphans as Refugees to the U.S.

The U.S. government is giving serious consideration to allowing a large number of Haitian orphans to enter the U.S.—essentially as refugees under special humanitarian provisions.  Whether these children could enter permanent families through adoption in the short term is unclear.  However, it appears likely that the primary entry point for them to the U.S. would […]

Best Resource for Families Adopting from Haiti

Families who were in the process of adopting from Haiti will find no better clearinghouse for information related to the issues they are facing that the Joint Council on International Children Services’ blog.   For those in the middle of this situation, note their most recent post on the information the Department of Homeland Security is […]

Haitian Orphans and Adoption

Parents that have been in the process of adopting from Haiti are distraught at prospects that their adoptive children could be kept from them indefinitely as a result of the destruction of government records and systems and the loss of key documents, as well the deaths of key government officials.  Meanwhile, a large number of […]

Haiti Orphan Response and Immediate Supply Chain Needs

Response following a major disaster goes through several stages.  The first 24-72 hours are vital for rescuing individuals buried in rubble and delivering triaged medical aid to the wounded.  Delivery of basic necessities, particularly emergency food and water rations, are also vital to sustain survivors.  Even as this stage continues, other serious needs come to […]

Christianity Today on the Politicizing of Adoption

The current Christianity Today carries an important article on the tragic growing politicization of adoption, particularly as a result of attempts by activists from the GLBT community to use laws and regulations to pressure faith-based adoption agencies to place children with gay and lesbian couples.   What previously was presented by activists as an effort to […]

Alliance Highlighted on Heritage Foundation Site

The Christian Alliance for Orphans has been chosen as the current featured ministry on the Heritage Foundation’s “Seek Social Justice” website. This remarkable site offers a deeply thoughtful exploration of why the pursuit of justice for the weak and destitute matters for a society. It explores why large government “solutions” are often of limited impact […]