Reuter’s Reports on Adoption “Re-Homing”

Reuter’s recently released a series of “investigative reports” on the deeply painful dilemma of adoption disruption.  The series explored the “re-homing” that sometimes takes place when an adoption fails, as desperate families seek a new placement for the child they adopted. These situations can be as difficult and complex as virtually any human dilemma.  But […]

Lifesong Ukraine Indigenous Adoption/Foster Conference

The Spirit of the Lord continues to move in the hearts of believers around the world, drawing families to adopt and foster.  Recently, 20 Ukrainian adoptive families gathered together in Ukraine for Lifesong for Orphans’ semi-annual National Adoption Conference. The parents were equipped with  Empowered to Connect curriculum, and the children (62 of them!) were treated […]

Russia Blew Up the Adoption Bridge. Now What?

Today’s Capitol Commentary carries a piece I wrote on Russia’s recent ban on adoptions by American parents.  Read the first portion below and the full article HERE… Russia Blew Up the Adoption Bridge. Now What? On one side wait tens of thousands of Russian orphans. I’ve met many of them—big eyes and wounded hearts, with […]

FAQs on the Adoption Tax Credit

In early 2012, the Christian Alliance for Orphans joined with other respected groups in the “Save the Adoption Tax Credit” coalition alongside a number of other excellent organizations and networks. (See list of the Executive Committee at bottom).  Several months ago, it appeared highly possible that the Tax Credit would expire at the end of […]

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 […]