The CAFO Blog

Article Spotlights Foster Youth “Aging Out”

An article on Monday articulately addressed, The “Aging Out” Dilemma Plaguing the Foster Care System.   Although perhaps missing some of the most important potential solutions, Author Bill Baccaglini does a great job depicting the tremendously difficult situation (and terrible odds) facing foster youth who “age out” of the system without being adopted.  He begins: Imagine […]


Interviews from Summit VII Air this Week on Family Life Today

The unforgettable interviews done live on stage by Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine at Summit VII are being aired on Family Life this week!  The interviewed with Carolyn Twietmeyer ran yesterday, and can be listened to or downloaded online, titled “Welcome Home.”  The interview with Luther and Rebecca Ellis airs today and can also be […]


Orphan Sunday Catalyzing Indigenous Movements around the Globe

Many Alliance member organizations are helping their local church partners in other countries to harness Orphan Sunday to help grow indigenous adoption and orphan care movements.  What’s happening–from Kenya to Ukraine to Guatemala–is thrilling.  On Friday, I heard from a friend who works in the Philippines, nurturing a vision for indigenous adoption and orphan care […]


Join Christians Worldwide in Guided Prayer and Worship for the Fatherless

Orphan Sunday is especially about locally-led events, from church services to small group meals and discussion.  But one event this year will unite Christians around the world in shared prayer and worship for the fatherless.   Families, small groups and entire churches will be including this “LIVE from Kansas City!” webcast as part of their local […]


CT: Piper on Racism

An article in this month’s Christianity Today continues in the vein of a recent blog post here on “Race and Adoption” and last month’s Alliance webinar on “Transracial Adoption.”  The article is an excerpt from Piper’s new book, Bloodlines.  It’s provocatively titled, “Piper:  I Was Racist:  How the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church went from […]


An Empty Nest…Refilled

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of meeting Brian and Debbie Holt.  A few years ago, with the freedom and opportunity of an “empty nest” just ahead, Brian and Debbie made a choice that turned expectations upside-down for them and their three sons.  Brian expressed to me, “I’ve been in church all my life, […]


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