The CAFO Blog

The Church Awakening in South Asia

“Orphanages are for caring for children. Churches are for worship.” a quote from a pastor in India regarding what many Indian Christians feel regarding orphan care. Within this church culture in South Asia, God is calling His people to awaken to the plight of the fatherless and respond with action to adopt, foster, mentor and […]


5 Reasons the Church Can’t Outsource James 1:27

The Willow Creek Association blog today carries a short article I wrote titled, “5 Reasons the Church Can’t Outsource James 1:27.”  See below: Barna Research last week highlighted the growing Christian engagement with adoption and foster care among its “Three Major Faith & Culture Trends for 2014.” I’m seeing this every day. Across the US […]


Heartrending Photos of Russian Orphans

On rare occasions, a photo stops your racing mind in its tracks.   That happened today with not just one, but a dozen images shot by photojournalist Kate Brooks.   Each one gripped my heart and squeezed it.   Precious lives…children created in the image of God…yet tasting each day the full bitterness of our world’s brokenness…not mainly […]


Top DC Think Tank Highlights Growing Engagement of Churches in Foster Care

This past week, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington D.C. hosted a panel discussion entitled “Connecting orphans with families: New insights from the front lines.”  Jason Weber, CAFO’s National Director of Foster Care Initiatives, presented on this panel along with Kathryn Edin, Professor at John Hopkins University, Aaron Graham, Pastor of the District Church […]


Three Former Orphans Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to Promote Adoption

Three young men adopted from orphanages by Ukrainian families are climbing Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro this month to champion adoption.   The group will also meet with African leaders to encourage local adoptions and share their adoption stories in African churches. The efforts are being coordinated by our friends at Ukraine Without Orphans and World Without Orphans.  […]


Vital Resources for Struggling Adoptive and Foster Families

The current edition of Adoption Today magazine carries an article that begins: Adoptive and foster parents often express what most any parent says at least once in their parenting journey:  it’s both the hardest and most meaningful thing I’ve ever done.  There is no more significant or sacred task than nurturing young souls.  Yet many […]


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