The CAFO Blog

Eight Major Trends in the Christian Orphan Care Movement 2017

When it comes to issues affecting vulnerable children, 2017 was anything but static. Strong currents left a mark on adoption, foster care and global orphan care – both within the Christian community and beyond.   Some of these developments stir us to tears. Others rouse us to cheer. Curious? See “Eight Major Trends in the Christian […]


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 […]


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 […]


Mully

The soon-to-release film Mully tells the real-life tale of Charles Mully, an abandoned child of Kenya’s streets turned business magnate. He and his family had come to know all the lavish trappings of success. But in a dramatic turn, Mully senses God calling them away from privilege and power, to give themselves instead to the […]


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