The CAFO Blog

Three Former Orphans Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to Promote Adoption

Three young men adopted from orphanages by Ukrainian families are climbing Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro this month to champion adoption.   The group will also meet with African leaders to encourage local adoptions and share their adoption stories in African churches. The efforts are being coordinated by our friends at Ukraine Without Orphans and World Without Orphans.  […]


Vital Resources for Struggling Adoptive and Foster Families

The current edition of Adoption Today magazine carries an article that begins: Adoptive and foster parents often express what most any parent says at least once in their parenting journey:  it’s both the hardest and most meaningful thing I’ve ever done.  There is no more significant or sacred task than nurturing young souls.  Yet many […]


New Barna Research Highlights Christian Adoption & Foster Care Among 3 Most Notable Vocational Trends

New findings from Barna Research highlights the growing commitment of Christians to adoption and foster care as among 2014’s three most notable vocational trends.  An article released by Barna yesterday spotlighted one facet of the extensive Barna research included in the new mini-book Becoming Home.   The article describes: Adoption isn’t typically grouped in to discussions […]


Regional Conferences Reveal…and Fuel…a Growing Movement

For all its benefits, technology just can’t replace the power of in-person gatherings.  As with all of history’s great movements, today’s surge in Christian adoption, foster and orphan care is nourished by conferences large and small.  These events unite allies, spread ideas and training, and energize for action. The annual CAFO Summit–now in it’s 10th […]


Powerful Words from Kenyans who Grew Up in Institutions

A recent paper created by young adults in Kenyan who grew up in orphanages gives moving windows into the heartache that often defines life after care…and also points to ways to better help those transitioning out of institutions. The report was issued by the Kenya Society of Careleavers as part of a conference for former […]


A Lost Boy Finds His Calling

The Washington Post last week carried a deeply moving article about Izidor Ruckel, an orphan adopted from a Romanian orphanage after the fall of the Iron Curtain.  Both the article and the accompanying video are gripping.  They stir the heart with both the brokenness of our world and the hope that yet resides amidst it […]