The CAFO Blog


An Orphan, Forgotten No More

When Rachel and I traveled to pick up our adopted daughter, Eden, in Ethiopia, we had the chance to spend time at several orphanages.  One that particularly stuck with me […]

Crossing the Sahara

Cardus online carries the article, Crossing the Sahara. It explores a question that haunts many who care deeply about orphans, foster youth and other pressing needs:  Given the struggle and […]


This past weekend, my parents gave Rachel and me our first overnight away from 8-month old Lincoln.  As much as were missing the lad and his three older sisters, we […]

Mid-Atlantic Orphan Summit

One of the most thrilling things about a true movement is that new expressions of the “galvanizing conviction” start popping up everywhere.   That’s exactly what’s happening with conviction that God […]

Making Orphan Ministry a Family Affair

Orphan ministry takes on a remarkable texture when it’s not just the parents doing it.  After church on Sunday, Rachel and I piled our brood into the minivan for an […]

Together for Adoption Conference

Our good friends Dan Cruver and Jason Kovacs at Together for Adoption are building toward their national conference in Austin, TX on October 1-2.  Together for Adoption provides tremendous theological […]