The CAFO Blog

The Heart of the Father Revealed on Orphan Sunday

Guest Post by Jodi Jackson Tucker, International Director of Orphan Sunday November always brings us an extra measure of thanksgiving as testimonies pour in about the impact of Orphan Sunday.  It’s hard to imagine that this simple idea, born in a remote church in Zambia, has now grown to change children’s lives in 90 nations!   […]


New York Times Op-Ed on Adoption

The New York Times this weekend ran a compelling op-ed, Let’s Restart the Adoption Movement. It reminds of a simple truth often overlooked in policy debates or conversations about trauma:  adoption so often brings happiness, both to families and to children.  Yes, challenges and pain are also part of any parenting, and all the more […]


Making a Difference for Kids and Families Doesn’t Require a Cape

When my father-in-law was little, he loved Superman.  He read the comic books.  He had a cape.  Not only did he look up to Superman. He wanted to be Superman. One day he decided to give it a shot.  He put on the cape and poised himself at the edge of a window in their […]


Foster Care and Adoption: Loving Out of Our Poverty

Have you ever felt weak or incapable along your foster care or adoption journey? Have you ever felt like what you had to offer just wasn’t enough? In this post, Jason Johnson, CAFO’s Director of the National Church Ministry Initiative, reflects on the parable of the widow’s offering and the example of hope it brings to […]


Orphan Sunday is Here!

It is here!  This is the weekend that Orphan Sunday will be observed around the globe…along with other expressions of God’s special love for vulnerable children. Along with the diverse expressions of Orphan Sunday, some U.S. churches will use the name “Stand Sunday” to invite Christians to stand for children and families in local foster […]


Something to Celebrate: Congress Preserves the Adoption Tax Credit!

With all the hurt in our world, it sometimes feels there are more things to mourn than celebrate. But today, the U.S. Congress gave us good reason to cheer. The adoption tax credit – which provides substantive support for families when they welcome a child into their home – was preserved. It had been slated […]


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