The CAFO Blog


Great Quote on the Movement, Great Article on Orphan Sunday

This month’s edition of Adoption Today magazine carries an excellent cover article on Orphan Sunday.  The introduction to the edition by editor Richard Fischer writes, “Christian churches across the country have taken up, or in many cases, taken back orphan care as a tenet of their faith. Reconnecting with and answering the call to care […]

Kelly Rosati’s New Book, WAIT NO MORE

This blog often highlights the tremendous need to speak more openly about the way beauty and pain that so often come together as we love the orphan.  A book released last month does just that:  Wait No More, by Kelly and John Rosati. Kelly has long given effective leadership to Focus on the Family’s extensive […]

One Beautiful Snapshot of the Movement (With 20 Reasons to Be Thankful)

I love getting little windows into the Christian orphan care movement around the country and beyond.  This one came in the opening words of an Orphan Sunday talk given by a young mother and orphan advocate at Santa Barbara Community Church in southern California.  It left me marveling at what this growing movement has meant […]

Where Your Treasure Is: 2011 ECFA Giving Report Give Powerful Evidence of Blooming Orphan Movement

If our hearts abide where our treasure goes, then the heart of American Christianity is increasingly close to the orphan in distress. The Evangelical Coalition for Financial Accountability (ECFA) last week released its 2011 State of Giving Report.  The report contained 29 giving categories.  Remarkably, three of the four categories receiving the largest giving increases […]

Incisive Article on Foster Care and Communities of Faith

Many newspapers around the U.S. today are carrying an insightful article from Jennifer Marshall, an incisive social analyst and director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at the Heritage Foundation.  Marshall accurately depicts the deep challenges facing children in foster care.  Just as important, she also points accurately to the singular solution:  […]

CBN on Adoption Scams

CBN tomorrow (Tuesday) will be running a story on adoption fraud.  It is a sad and exceptional story, but families considering adoption would do well to be aware of the danger—particularly if they are considering an adoption agency that isn’t a member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (Click Here for a list of our […]