The CAFO Blog

The Story Behind the Dropbox

***NOTE:  Many theaters are adding a special “encore” showing of The Dropbox on Monday, March 16.  You can search for local theaters and buy tickets HERE.*** You’ve probably already heard about the film, The Dropbox, which opens March 3 in theaters across the U.S. It intertwines heartache and beauty, as does any true story of […]


ETC Simulcast: A Gift to the Movement

When it comes to preparing families for adoption or foster care – and helping parents and other caregivers embrace children from hard places with wisdom and love – Empowered to Connect offers unparalleled training and resources. Much ETC and related training will be available in-person at CAFO2015. But many who need this vitally-important information can’t […]


Keeping Marriage Strong in the Adoption or Foster Journey

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. But anyone who’s walked a difficult adoption or foster care journey will tell you: one of the first places the strain is felt is in your marriage.  That’s certainly been true for Rachel and me.  I know it is the case also for many others serving wounded children in […]


Something is Stirring in Canada

A couple weeks ago I had a good conversation with a Canadian passionate to see churches across his country catch a vision for foster care, adoption and orphan care. “There’s so much enthusiasm and engagement in the U.S. But it is much less common north of the border,” he lamented. He’s not the first to […]


The Loss of a Precious Child

There is no ache deeper than the loss of a child. Rachel and I felt that pain in one miscarriage and also in the death of Ayana Rachel, the little girl who died unexpectedly of pneumonia shortly before we were to bring her home as our adopted daughter. I can only image how much deeper […]