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Eastern European Summit

It’s been thrilling to see the growth of a truly locally-led orphan care movement in Ukraine and the surrounding countries.   As we often express, the ultimate desire of CAFO is to see the local church in every nation rise as the primary answer for the orphans in their midst. Today and tomorrow, a tremendous expression […]


Russia Blew Up the Adoption Bridge. Now What?

Today’s Capitol Commentary carries a piece I wrote on Russia’s recent ban on adoptions by American parents.  Read the first portion below and the full article HERE… Russia Blew Up the Adoption Bridge. Now What? On one side wait tens of thousands of Russian orphans. I’ve met many of them—big eyes and wounded hearts, with […]


Head of Russian Orthodox Church Calls Russian Christians to Adopt

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated Christmas (Orthodox Christmas is January 7th) with a message to his nation emphasizing the Bible’s call to care for orphans and urging Russian Christians to adopt. Patriarch Kirill expressed, “And as we celebrate Christmas I would like to appeal to everyone with a request: If you can […]


Two Great Articles on Adoption: Les Miserables and Russian Adoptions

The National Review Online and Washington Post Blog this week each carry a great piece on adoption from a Christian perspective. The former highlights the moving images of adoption displayed in the newly-released blockbuster Les Miserables:  Les Miserables, Hugh Jackman and the Blessing of Adoption. The latter article is from Hope for Orphans’ President Paul […]


Russia’s Adoption Ban Has Very Little to Do With Adoption

As expected, Russian President Vladimir Putin today signed a bill banning adoption by Americans of Russian orphans. The move by Russia is widely viewed as retaliation for a new U.S. law limiting travel and financial transactions by Russians charged with significant human rights abuses.  The truth is that Russia’s motivations run much deeper. The immediate […]


30 Snapshots of Orphan Sunday Across America

It’s been amazing to read the stories coming in from Orphan Sunday events across the country.  Here are just thirty snapshots of the remarkable and diverse reports we’re receiving.   (We easily could have shared many times that number, but wanted to keep it to a somewhat manageable number!) Orphan Sunday Reports from Across America 1. […]