The CAFO Blog


Families Willing to Receive Haitian Orphans

Many families are asking how they can learn more about the possibility of taking in Haitian orphans.  At this point, the U.S. government has not yet determined if or to what extent it will issue broad “humanitarian parole” provisions allowing a large number of Haitian orphans to enter the U.S.  Furthermore, if large-scale entry is […]

Updated Details on Humanitarian Parole and Haitian Adoptions

The following information was sent today by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to state agencies that provide services to children to explain the current policy regarding opportunities for “humanitarian parole”: On Jan. 18, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano, in coordination with the U.S. Department of State (DOS), today announced a humanitarian […]

Haitian Adoptions and Humanitarian Parole

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced the provision of “humanitarian parole” for certain Haitian orphans.  The policy allows “orphaned children from Haiti to enter the United States temporarily on an individual basis to ensure that they receive the care they need.”   At this point, humanitarian parole is not being offered to orphans generally, […]