The CAFO Blog


Whole Life Instead of Pro-Life?

A great article by Mark Andreas ran in the most recent Capitol Commentary, titled Whole Life Instead of Pro-Life? The piece thoughtfully describes what should be the inseparable link between pro-life conviction and Christian commitment to adoption, orphan care and practical support for birth parents…and calls for more of it.  Marc is an adoptive dad […]

Students In the Movement: OSF and More

It’s thrilling to see students increasingly join, and even lead, efforts to transform the lives of orphans and make God’s heart visible to the world.  This past November, youth groups across the U.S. participated in the Orphan Sunday LIVE from Colorado Springs simulcast concert.  Summit this year will include a number of sessions focused on […]

Orphans and Human Trafficking: Reflections & the January Webinar

As often observed on this blog, many of the world’s great evils are intertwined with orphan issues.  One of the most gripping examples of this is the intersection between human trafficking and orphanhood.  The cold, hard reality is that a child that lacks a provider and protector is the ideal target for traffickers.   The vulnerability […]

Article and Video on the Growing Orphan Movement…And Some Controversy as Well

Another thoughtful article appeared today on the growing Evangelical orphan movement. The article, Adoption growing among evangelical Christians, is a well-written and thoughtful piece focused on the expanding commitment among Christians to adoption, both international and domestic.  It also raises a sharp criticism worth addressing. The article’s author thoughtfully captured a range of voices on […]

Hope for 100, Version 2.0

The story of Hope for 100 out of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, TX is a great inspiration to many.  In January 2009, stirred by a deep sense of God’s heart for the fatherless, Hope for 100 set out to inspire and support one hundred families in the church to care for an orphan […]

CCAI Report on Haiti

Our friends at the Congressional Coalition for Adoption Institute (CCAI) on Wednesday released, Renewed Promise: The Welfare of Children in Haiti. This report highlights lessons learned from the emergency relief and recovery efforts that have taken place this past year, and focuses federal policymakers on the needs that continue to exist related to orphaned and […]