My concern about the organization is the overall focus on ethical selectivity and disclosure. While Compassion International may have disclosed its terms and conditions, which were buried amongst several clicks to discover, performing background investigations on those that contribute funding to a non-profit may call into question a bit of overreach. If there is such an emphasis on “safety and protection” then why not refund, in full, the amount contributed? That would be the first ethical means to determine if the organization truly stands behind its commitment to total efficacy. That way this couple may continue in supporting christian-based organizations, of their choice that does not allow such draconian tactics.
Perhaps Compassion International should reflect on the passage, “Clearly, God will extend mercy to all who sincerely repent and change—regardless of their sin (1 John 1:9).