The CAFO Blog


Saving International Adoption

One of DC’s most respected think tanks, the American Enterprise Institute, hosted the forum, “Saving International Adoption,” this past Friday. The number of international adoptions to the U.S. has plummeted over the past 14 years.  Had adoptions remained steady at their 2004 numbers, well over 100,000 children would have found welcoming homes in the U.S. […]

Chance for Adoptive Families to Speak into the Intercountry Adoption Process

*NOTE:  The initial form of this post noted that it was USCIS offering this survey.  In fact, the survey was created and is being circulated at the request of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  As stated in the survey description below, results received by February 14th will be used by the Senate Foreign Relations […]

A Closer Look at the Decline in Inter-Country Adoption Numbers

It’s widely know that the number of children adopted to the U.S. from other countries has been cut significantly—decreasing 59% from its high in 2004 of nearly 23,000 to under 10,000 in 2011.  As discussed previously, although carrying certain positive elements, this trend ultimately means tens of thousands of children across the globe are growing […]