The CAFO Blog

Serving More Together

By Michael Monroe As believers from across the country re-discover God’s heart for the fatherless and the clear call in Scripture to take up the privilege of loving and serving orphans, more and more local churches are stepping forward to launch adoption, foster care and international orphan care ministries.  With orphans numbering in the tens […]


So Much Bigger Than Us

By Andy Lehman, Vice-President of Lifesong for Orphans Imagine church orphan ministries that intentionally go out of their way to give away their experience, articles, videos, strategies, presentations, finances, time and volunteer staff – so that other churches, other orphan ministries, and families can be more effective! For example, one challenging reality is that there […]


Wait No More

It’s hard not to see that God is rousing hearts on behalf orphans when you hear about “Wait No More.”  Focus on the Family teams up with local churches, ministries, government and adoption agencies for these region-wide events.  Their purpose:  to help Christians understand the needs of children waiting in foster care in their area […]


Catalytic Philanthropy

An article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review presents a concept it dubs, “Catalytic Philanthropy.” The article urges philanthropic donors to consider that, at times, the best vehicle for their money and energy might not be existing nonprofits. Instead, they should consider applying all of their assets–talent, ideas and effort in addition to funding–to causes […]


Systems Changer in Chicago

Dr. Dave Anderson of Lydia Homes met me for dinner this past weekend while I was traveling through Chicago.  I came away from our meal full not only on buffalo wings and a Cobb salad, but full of mind and heart as well. In his prior work as an administrator at a highly-rated medical center, […]


A Principled Sacrifice in Colorado

Project 1.27 is advancing a tremendous vision in Colorado helping Christians to care for children in the state’s foster system.  Project 1.27 and its nineteen partner churches have played a central role in reducing the number of waiting children in the Colorado foster system by 25% over the past four years.  They’ve facilitated nearly 100 […]


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