The CAFO Blog

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 […]


CDC Tuberculosis Protocols and Adoptions

A number of national media outlets reported last week on the implementation of recent Center for Disease Control (CDC)  protocols that are having a drastic impact on some adoptive families, particularly from China and Ethiopia.  See this NPR report for more.   According to the CDC, the new TB protocols are intended to reduce the likelihood […]


Orphan Sunday

This week the Christian Alliance for Orphans launches the nationwide Orphan Sunday campaign.  What is Orphan Sunday?  Simply this: a chance for Christians committed to “the cause of the fatherless” to spread that vision to their church, community and friends. Churches, groups and individuals across the country and beyond are free to create their own […]


Patheos Interview: God’s Care for the Orphan

Patheos has posted a new interview highlighting the Christian Alliance for Orphans and engagement with orphan issues: “…At its best, throughout history, the Church has been known as a champion for orphans. You definitely see echoes of this in the 20th-century Church as well. However, often we saw a false dichotomy between orthodoxy and orthopraxy-between […]


The Blind Side

By Jedd Medefind Our good friend at Together for Adoption, Dan Cruver, this week highlighted the upcoming movie, The Blind Side.  It’s slated for release November 20.   Dan’s blog post poignantly named the emotion that I felt also as I watched the trailer.  He described the impact of the adoptive mother’s words “My son” as […]


A Race Well Run

This week we saw Mary DeBoer VandenBosch, 93, reach the end of her race.  Mary co-founded Bethany Christian Services.   Her life embodies an incredible example of the ripple effect of an ordinary woman responding to the nudging of God to show compassion to a child.  It was 63 years ago when Mary DeBoer and Marguerite […]