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 […]