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Head of Russian Orthodox Church Calls Russian Christians to Adopt

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated Christmas (Orthodox Christmas is January 7th) with a message to his nation emphasizing the Bible’s call to care for orphans and urging Russian Christians to adopt. Patriarch Kirill expressed, “And as we celebrate Christmas I would like to appeal to everyone with a request: If you can […]


Two Great Articles on Adoption: Les Miserables and Russian Adoptions

The National Review Online and Washington Post Blog this week each carry a great piece on adoption from a Christian perspective. The former highlights the moving images of adoption displayed in the newly-released blockbuster Les Miserables:  Les Miserables, Hugh Jackman and the Blessing of Adoption. The latter article is from Hope for Orphans’ President Paul […]


Three Cheers: Adoption Tax Credit Made Permanent!

There is much yet to analyze about the American Taxpayer Relief Act (“Fiscal Cliff” Bill) passed by Congress last night, but it is clear there’s at least one element orphan advocates can especially cheer:  the Adoption Tax Credit has been saved. The permanent extension of the Adoption Tax Credit not only guarantees vital financial help […]


Russia’s Adoption Ban Has Very Little to Do With Adoption

As expected, Russian President Vladimir Putin today signed a bill banning adoption by Americans of Russian orphans. The move by Russia is widely viewed as retaliation for a new U.S. law limiting travel and financial transactions by Russians charged with significant human rights abuses.  The truth is that Russia’s motivations run much deeper. The immediate […]


Is Christmas Over? 3-Min Video Blog from Jedd Medefind

Is Christmas really over?  Ponder this question in a 3-minute video blog from CAFO President Jedd Medefind. ALSO:  Seize the matching grant opportunity to double every dollar you invest in CAFO through December 31, 2012!    


TODAY Show Spotlights Upcoming Summit Speakers with Christmas Story

We’ve highlighted before on this blog the tremendous stories coming out of Possum Trot, TX.  In this town of 300, the small church led by Bishop and Donna Martin has taken in 76 foster children.  Recently, the TODAY Show spotlighted the Martins and the “Miracle of Possum Trot.”  The story, although heartwarming, touches on both […]