The CAFO Blog

27-Letter Words and Making Big Problems Smaller

When I was a kid I had a fascination with big words.   In order to find the biggest words, you sometimes have to look in strange places.  I eventually discovered that the shampoo bottle was a great source of big words. In fact, most shampoo brands had an ingredient that was particularly noteworthy:  methylchloroisothiazolinone which, […]


My Life Will Be Different: Hope’s Place in Foster Care

The beginning of a new year inherently brings with it a sense of hope.  Hope for better habits, hope for new opportunities and the hope that is always woven into any kind of new beginning.  At its core, hope is the feeling that what we want can, in fact, come to pass. Chardonnay Rosa describes […]


Kale Chips and the Foster Care System

There is a troubling movement afoot at my house, and I’m reaching out to you all for help. My wife, out of her deep love for our family and her desire for us all to live long and happy lives, works hard to introduce us to healthy food.  I genuinely appreciate this. If left to […]


The Power of Promises in Foster Care

“Do you promise?” Three words, that when spoken by a child, cause discomfort to creep into the heart of a parent.   I think when most of us make promises, we intend to keep them. However, there are always lots of mitigating factors that can change things, right?  I mean, yes I plan on taking you […]


The Unleashed Power of an Accidental World-Changer

Earlier this month, a team of 20 people in Germany set up over 600,000 mini-dominoes in an effort break a Guinness Book World Record.  Each domino was about the size of a fingernail and the team had already spent two weeks setting them up. And then, it happened. A single, curious, wandering fly, observing the […]


Smackdowns, Smack Talk, and Prayer for Kids and Families in Foster Care

Fair warning:  You are about to learn more than you ever wanted to know about something you might not care much about.  But I promise, it will be worth it.   Lucha Libre is Mexican professional wrestling.   It has been around since the early 20th century and is characterized by high-speed action, high flying athletic […]


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