The CAFO Blog

Lumos Report on Orphanages in Haiti

Lumos – an organization founded by author JK Rowling to advocate against institutional care and for family-based care for children – released an important report today on orphanages in Haiti. The report, titled “Funding Haiti’s Orphanages at the Cost of Children’s Rights,” documents a number of highly significant findings. These include: Immense private giving. International […]


CCAI Report on Haiti

Our friends at the Congressional Coalition for Adoption Institute (CCAI) on Wednesday released, Renewed Promise: The Welfare of Children in Haiti. This report highlights lessons learned from the emergency relief and recovery efforts that have taken place this past year, and focuses federal policymakers on the needs that continue to exist related to orphaned and […]


Join to Pray for Haiti on Your Time

Yesterday’s virtual prayer gathering on the anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake was deeply meaningful.  Scott Vair did a tremendous job planning it, with an array of church and organization leaders highlighting Scripture and then praying for specific issues and needs. We prayed fervently and in unity.   The requests—comfort for the mourning, strength and skill for […]


Anniversary of Haiti’s Earthquake: Join the Virtual Prayer Gathering

January 12th will mark one year since the devastating earthquake in Haiti.  Those few moments and their aftermath took hundreds of thousands of lives, left many more homeless, and affected countless children in profound and permanent ways, including leaving many as orphans.  The eye of the media has largely moved on to other stories, but […]


Help Haiti Act Passes

This week, Congress gave final approval to the Help Haiti Act.  This bill clears the path for citizenship for the over 1,000 Haitian orphans brought to the United States by adoptive families following Haiti’s devastating earthquake.  The bill now awaits President Obama’s signature, which is expected. A statement on the bill’s passage from House Majority […]


Whittling Compassion: Trying to Discern Where God Wants Us to Focus

Last month marked the half-year anniversary since Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake. Aside from the small uptick in coverage at the milestone, the eyes of the world have largely turned elsewhere: oil leaks, soccer matches, November elections. Of course, this was all but inevitable. The 24-hour news cycle is fueled by “new,” and tales of ongoing struggle, […]


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