The CAFO Blog

Why is the Word “Brokenness” in the CAFO2019 Theme?

Virtually every person I know in this field has expressed something similar.  Fellow adoptive and foster parents.  Nonprofit leaders.  Social workers.  Church ministry leads.  Dedicated mentors. “It’s beautiful.  And it’s really, really hard.” Each story is different.  But whenever we come near to our world’s hurt, we will share in its pain. It’s been that […]


Learning and Leading: An Interview With Philip Pattison

I recently had the opportunity to ask my friend Philip Pattison a few questions about ministry and leadership. Philip is the Founder and Executive Director of Foster the Bay, a coalition of churches committed to providing a loving home for every child in foster care in the San Fransisco Bay area, as well as wrapping around […]


The Astounding Findings of Neuroscience…and What They Mean for You Today

Among the most fascinating, and hopeful, discoveries of cutting-edge science today spring from the field of neuroscience. They reveal the marvel of how we’re created…and, best of all, that we can be recreated.  Small, daily choices can change and restore us.  We can “be transformed by the renewing of our minds” in ways that can, […]


When Folks Don’t Have the Stomach for Foster Care

Warning:  This blog post is a little gross.  If you have a delicate gag reflex, proceed with caution. If you’ve ever considered yourself part of the Christian community as a college student, there’s a good chance you have participated in, or at least witnessed, a crazy or uncomfortable skit as a part of a ministry […]