The CAFO Blog

A Christmas Poem

The Christian faith insists that deepest hurt and highest good are bound together. It’s not only that the sweet and sorrowful frequently arrive side-by-side.  It’s also that, in our fallen world, they are most often intertwined, drawing their very life from one another.  Yes, in heaven good will come unalloyed.  But here, character springs from […]


Saving International Adoption

One of DC’s most respected think tanks, the American Enterprise Institute, hosted the forum, “Saving International Adoption,” this past Friday. The number of international adoptions to the U.S. has plummeted over the past 14 years.  Had adoptions remained steady at their 2004 numbers, well over 100,000 children would have found welcoming homes in the U.S. […]


The Little Story that Makes the Big Difference

This Sunday is Orphan Sunday and its foster-focused expression, Stand Sunday.  What began in a humble church in Zambia will echo in more than 90 countries this year. The growing reach is amazing.  But just as beautiful are the individual stories.  It’s one teen in Kentucky…one pastor in Mexico…one mom in Minnesota…one dad in Uganda […]


She Took an X-Ray of the Hearts of the CAFO Board…and This is What We Saw

CAFO’s board met this week in Dallas.  It’s among the finest groups of leaders I’ve ever had the privilege to learn from and work with:  gracious and wise, innovative and insightful, humble and Christ-hearted. Our three new additions this year – Dr. Albert Reyes, Aixa de Lopez and Dr. Jerry Haag – only add to […]


Gospel Coalition: How Foster Care Became a Christian Priority

The Gospel Coalition today released a compelling article on the growing church engagement in foster care seen across the U.S:  How Foster Care Became a Christian Priority — Just in Time.  The article by Sarah Zylstra captures the sweep of the history and what is happening today more fully than any article or research to […]


Air1 and KLOVE Raise a Call for Foster Care & Orphans

This weekend, Air1 and KLOVE took to the air for kids in need of families – highlighting the Bible’s call and how ordinary people can make a difference. You can catch the recording and article now on the KLOVE and Air1 websites:  Foster Dad Says, “You Never Outgrow The Need For A Family.” As the […]


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