I was out of town for a few days and in and out of the LaLaAdoptionLand loop. As a consequence, I was only marginally aware that the Congressional Coalition for Adoption Institute (CCAI) had stuck its industrial sized nose into the Orphan brouhaha until I did a phone interview with David Crary from the Associated Press. Crary had seen my earlier blogs on Orphan and wanted my permission to quote me. He informed me that the CCAI had sent Warner Brothers CEO Barry Meyer a letter aghast over the studio’s insensitivity to orphans, foster children, and adoption in general. Well, those aren’t the words Crary used, but that’s my translation. After I picked myself up from my rotfl moment and dusted off the dust, (actually, I was in the middle of an outdoor courtyard at the library,) he filled me in on the details. The letter had been signed not only by CCAI director Kathleen Strottmann, but 11 other groups including the Joint Council on International Childrens Services, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, the Christian Alliance for Orphans, keeper of the OrphansDeserveBetter.org website I wrote about earlier, and… (surprise!) The National Council for Adoption… Continue Reading →


Focus on the Family’s Citizen Link informs us tonight that The Christian Alliance for Orphans has set up Orphans Deserve Better, special webpage for Orphan haters. We mean the movie Orphan, not orphans per se, but once the movie comes out, who knows? The way the anti-Orphan gangbangers are behaving I halfway expect to see mobs in overalls marching house-to-house waving pitchforks and torches hunting down evil orphans. Especially since our Esther rejects her Christian Alliance for Orphans God-loves-me role: Did you know that orphans are put on earth specifically to experience God’s love. That’s what The Christian Alliance Orphan might even undermine CAO’s mission: Motivate and unify the body of Christ to live out God’s mandate to care for the orphan with the vision to have every orphan experience God’s unfailing love and know Jesus as Savior. CAO’s Jeff Medfind goes over the top in his Orphans Deserve More video appeal complaining that the film suggests that “orphans are damaged goods and adoption can destroy your life.” Loving an orphan can lift us up from selfish routines and petty concerns and give us a deep joy that no vacation or new car ever could.Some adoptees, based on their personal Continue Reading →