The CAFO Blog

Free Signed Copy of UPENDED for CAFO Supporters!

For the next 10 days (ending Sept. 7), any individual donating $25 or more to CAFO will receive a free signed copy of the new book, UPENDED: How Following Jesus Remakes Your Words and World. Donate HERE to support the Christian Alliance for Orphans today!                See this month’s Patheos feature on UPENDED, […]


Two More Deep Diving Conferences

Alongside the excellent, high-substance conferences we mentioned recently (Together 4 Adoption and Empowered to Connect), two additional upcoming events also touch on deep needs in a deep way. Hope at Home: Get Connected with Real Families, Real Help, Real Hope! will be held in Atlanta, GA on Oct 5-6, 2012.  As the organizers describe, this […]


The Real Issue with Pat Robertson’s Adoption Comments

Electric responses—from sorrow to anger—are lighting up blogosphere in response to comments by Pat Robertson on The 700 Club about the risk that adopted kids could turn out “weird” due to the prior abuse, medical issues and other baggage they might carry. I can’t help feeling that most all of the reactions I’ve seen, from […]


Relevant Magazine on the Church and Foster Care

The current edition of Relevant Magazine carries a great piece on the rising Christian engagement in foster care:  “Fostering Hope:  How the church is changing the face of foster care and adoption in the U.S.”   The intro is below, and you can read more on the magazine website (although a subscription is required for the […]


The “Miracle in Possum Trot” Continues to Echo

The current edition of People Magazine carries the amazing story of the little Texan town of Possum Trot.  In a community of 300, the vibrant faith of a small church and its Christ-hearted pastor embraced the children of the local foster system.  In time, more than seventy “waiting children” were adopted from the system, embraced […]


Second WORLD Article on the Expanding Orphan Care Movement

WORLD Magazine recently ran two articles on the “growing movement” of Christians caring for orphans.  The first focused on the increasing engagement of Christians in local foster care.  I loved the title of the second:  “Taking Back Orphan Care.”  It reports on the significant increases in investment by Christians in supporting care for orphans around […]


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