The CAFO Blog

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 […]


Changing the Theme Song for Kids in Foster Care

There are millions of cells in your brain dedicated right now to storing the lyrics to theme songs you thought you forgot a long time ago.   Theme songs serve different purposes depending on how they are written. Some are simply a musical background beneath the opening credits. Some have melodies or  lyrics that create a […]


When Foster Care Advocates Invade Someone Else’s Bubble

When one of our daughters (who is now a teenager and has approved this post) was little, she had a tendency to invade people’s personal space.  She had developed some sensory issues and was always seeking sensory input. From dragging her hands across the entire length of the glass case at the supermarket deli to […]


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