The CAFO Blog

Human Trafficking & Orphans: The 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report

As we’ve spotlighted many times on this blog, human traffickers view children that lack families as the ideal target.  The new 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report paints a vivid picture of this tragic reality worldwide.  It underscores a simple truth:  if we care about human trafficking, one powerful way to turn abstract indignation into concrete […]


First-of-its-Kind CAFO Grant for Innovation in Family-Based Care Solutions

The Christian Alliance for Orphans is thrilled to announce the first-of-its-kind “Expanding Family Solutions Grant Challenge.” Passion and self-sacrifice are often at the root of service to vulnerable children and families.  That’s as essential as it is beautiful.   Without these commitments of the heart, humanitarian work can be little more than lifeless systems.  Love, not […]


CAFO Welcomes 3 New Board Members

One of the greatest joys of work in these fields is the people you find yourself laboring alongside.  Case in point:  the three remarkable individuals now joining the Christian Alliance for Orphans’ board. Each is a highly-esteemed leader in their own right — wise, respected and Christ-hearted; each is also deeply committed to working together […]


Heritage Foundation Forum: How Faith, Foster Care, and Adoption Go Together

This week, the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC hosted, “How Faith, Foster Care, and Adoption Go Together.” The opening remarks of Kentucky Governor Matt Bevins are rich and meaningful, and well worth watching – they begin at 6:07.  (Many in the CAFO community will remember the Orphan Sunday message he expressed a couple years ago […]


Family Separation at the U.S. Border

The Christian Alliance for Orphans is not a lobbying entity and generally keeps a strong focus on the role of families and churches, not government.  However, we are sometimes asked to share perspective and insight on issues related to vulnerable children with the Federal, state and international governments. Current debates on immigration cover myriad complex […]


National Review Puts Foster Care Center Stage

National Review this month carries an array of powerful articles on foster care.  They blend heart and head, pathos and logical argument in remarkable fashion.  Meanwhile, the fact that National Review – widely recognized as a no-nonsense publication on public policy and limited government – is giving such attention to these issues is a testament […]