The CAFO Blog

When Foster Care Advocates Invade Someone Else’s Bubble

When one of our daughters (who is now a teenager and has approved this post) was little, she had a tendency to invade people’s personal space.  She had developed some sensory issues and was always seeking sensory input. From dragging her hands across the entire length of the glass case at the supermarket deli to […]


Heritage Foundation Forum: How Faith, Foster Care, and Adoption Go Together

This week, the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC hosted, “How Faith, Foster Care, and Adoption Go Together.” The opening remarks of Kentucky Governor Matt Bevins are rich and meaningful, and well worth watching – they begin at 6:07.  (Many in the CAFO community will remember the Orphan Sunday message he expressed a couple years ago […]


Being Miss Mitchell to Youth in Foster Care

When Crystal Williams was 6-years-old, her baby brother died from SIDS and was discovered in his crib by her two sisters. A short time later, Crystal wrote this poem: It was a day I’ll never forget. It started off like any other. My brother, a beautiful sight, his small,   brown hands that gripped me tight. […]


Family Separation at the U.S. Border

The Christian Alliance for Orphans is not a lobbying entity and generally keeps a strong focus on the role of families and churches, not government.  However, we are sometimes asked to share perspective and insight on issues related to vulnerable children with the Federal, state and international governments. Current debates on immigration cover myriad complex […]


Orphan Sunday Award Winners

On Orphan Sunday, Christians around the globe celebrate the love of the God who “defends the cause of the fatherless” and calls us to do the same. Each year, hundreds of volunteer coordinators help churches, ministries, and individuals to make the Gospel and God’s true character visible as they explore and respond to His heart […]