The CAFO Blog

The Power of Promises in Foster Care

“Do you promise?” Three words, that when spoken by a child, cause discomfort to creep into the heart of a parent.   I think when most of us make promises, we intend to keep them. However, there are always lots of mitigating factors that can change things, right?  I mean, yes I plan on taking you […]


The Unleashed Power of an Accidental World-Changer

Earlier this month, a team of 20 people in Germany set up over 600,000 mini-dominoes in an effort break a Guinness Book World Record.  Each domino was about the size of a fingernail and the team had already spent two weeks setting them up. And then, it happened. A single, curious, wandering fly, observing the […]


EXPANDED: Guidance for Short-Term Missions Now Paired with Real-Life Models

In March, the Christian Alliance for Orphans released, “Wise Short-Term Missions:  8 Principles for Benefiting Orphans and Vulnerable Children.”  As affirmed in the guide, “Short-term missions trips carry potential for much good and much harm. Wise engagement is critical, especially when we hope to benefit children.” Now, an expanded version of the guide is available, […]


Smackdowns, Smack Talk, and Prayer for Kids and Families in Foster Care

Fair warning:  You are about to learn more than you ever wanted to know about something you might not care much about.  But I promise, it will be worth it.   Lucha Libre is Mexican professional wrestling.   It has been around since the early 20th century and is characterized by high-speed action, high flying athletic […]


Troubled by Child Separation? 7 Ways We Can Do Something About It

The hearts of many Americans ached over the separation of children from their parents at the US border.  And rightly so.  Children that lack the care and protection of family are, literally, among the most vulnerable beings on earth. That is why, as argued on this blog, “all good public policy begins with the priority of […]