The CAFO Blog

On Understanding Orphan Statistics

Christian orphan advocates must accurately understand and communicate orphan-related statistics. Failure to do so undermines the strength of our advocacy and misguides action.  Grasping the true nature of the need provides a strong foundation for an effective, well-focused response.


The Unadoptable Orphan 201: Octopi Care

Millions of children globally live without the love and nurture of parents. Yet adoption, whether local or international, is currently available to only a fraction of these children. Standing for these children includes efforts to remove barriers to adoption and to grow a culture of adoption in the church worldwide. Yet Christians also can play […]


Important New CAFO White Paper: On Understanding Orphan Statistics

There are plenty of reasons to use statistics sparingly when communicating about orphans (see this 2009 post on the topic).  Even so, those who care about orphans still would do well to know the latest global orphan numbers and what they means. Unfortunately, orphan statistics are often misquoted and misunderstood.  This has created a wide […]