Where to Start in Adoption

Calling all families, organizations, or leaders who are considering adoption – or who are wanting to learn more about the adoption world to counsel others on their journey! Learn important and current information on the scope of adoption, where you can go for good information and how to pray through each step. Walk with an […]

Research Finds Significant Adoption & Foster Care Engagement in US Churches

Lifeway Research last week released findings of new research on American churches with the headline, “Adoption, Foster Care Commonplace in Churches.” The research found that about 4 in 10 Protestant churchgoers say their congregation has been involved with adoption or foster care in the past year. “Foster care appears to come naturally for churchgoers,” concludes […]

Adoption: The Latest Numbers

The National Council for Adoption (NCFA) has released their 2017 Adoption: By the Numbers report. You can read the report HERE. Overall, the numbers suggest a continued conflict between the willingness of many families to adopt children and several factors that constrict the number of children who can be adopted. Within the US, adoption continues […]

Sorrow and Silver Linings in New Data on Inter-Country Adoption Numbers

The U.S. State Department this week released new numbers showing that inter-country adoptions to the U.S. in 2015 hit their lowest levels in 25 years. An AP article written yesterday covers the story, briefly noting some of the causes and consequences. There’s heartbreak in these numbers for many children and families, as well as many […]

Reflections on Adoption from a Champion of In-Country Orphan Care

My friend Trace Thurlby and his family welcomed a new son this week – a 13-year old boy from China, Liam. I was moved by Trace’s reflections on this momentous day and asked his permission to share them here. Trace helps lead CAFO Member the Global Orphan Project. Like so many of the remarkable men […]