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Art & Adoption: JYB Hangout Concert Sunday…And More

November is National Adoption Month.  It’s a great time to celebrate adoption, both its joys and the sacrifices it often involves …and also to remember the many children still facing the world without families. Two talented musicians have found memorable ways to do just that. As we’ve been sharing on FB & Twitter, I’m excited […]


Congressional Coalition for Adoption Institute Highlights Foster Youth Webinar

We’ve had many tremendous Church Orphan Ministry Webinars over the past two years, but among my very favorite was last month’s.  It featured three articulate young adults who grew up in the foster system, speaking on “Little Things That Make a Big Difference for Foster Youth.”  The Congressional Coalition for Adoption Institute (CCAI)’s monthly newsletter […]


Insider Perspective on Key Foster Care Issues

Our friends at Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI)  this week released a few report carrying recommendations on addressing a range of hotly-debated issues surrounding the U.S. foster system, including immigration, education, mentoring, psychotropic drugs, child abuse and government accountability.  What makes the report’s information and opinions especially significant is its source:  young adults who’ve […]


Nominate an Angel of Adoption or Foster Care

Our friends at the Congressional Coalition for Adoption Institute (CCAI) have recently opened the nomination process for their annual Angels in Adoption awards.  This is your chance to nominate individuals you’ve seen make a real difference in the lives of children in need of a family.  Past honorees include foster parents, adoptive parents, social workers, […]


CCAI Report on Legislation

  For those interested in the public policy aspects of adoption and orphan care, our friends at the Congressional Coalition for Adoption Institute today released, “What Barriers Remain?”  This report explores the areas of adoption and foster care reform the 112th Congress may consider addressing this legislative session.  The report discusses several key issues of […]


Pending Reductions in Adoptions from Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Ministry of Women’s, Children’s and Youth Affairs last week announced their intention to reduce intercountry adoptions from Ethiopia by 90 percent, effective immediately.  Volumes could be written about this tragic and counter-productive decision. Our friends at the Joint Council for International Children’s Services (JCICS) consistently take a measured and thoughtful approach to complex […]