The CAFO Blog

Glimpses of What Happens When Christians “Leave Logos and Egos at the Door”

I’ve always loved those words that helped forge CAFO. The leaders gathered at the first CAFO Summit pledged themselves to serving Christ and orphans … and also to “leave logos and egos at the door.” They would labor in shared initiatives to achieve more together than any one organization could achieve alone. I first encountered […]


Shakespeare and Foster Care

When our daughters were freshman, they got their first introduction to Shakespeare through Romeo and Juliet.  Their English teacher requested we purchase a specific version that is part of a series called No Fear Shakespeare. All that means is that on the left-hand side is the original text. On the right is a translation into […]


Unaccompanied Minor Refugees: The Biblical “Orphan” Comes to Us in Many Forms

Understandings of the word “orphan” often differ. Common use points to a child whose parents have both died. A synonym sometimes used in the Bible – “the fatherless” – highlights the death or absence of a father. The current UN definition includes children who’ve lost one parent or both. The idea at the heart of […]


Aging Out: Tragic Numbers…And Real Hope

For youth who “age out” of care, statistics predict a heartbreaking road ahead. Their likehood of experiencing virtually any ill known to humanity is dramatically higher than for their peers who have families. This includes everything from homelessness, unemployment, and incarceration to physical illness and loneliness. Along with a host of other challenges, young adults […]


The Behavior You See and What Lies Beneath

When my wife and I bought our first house nearly 20 years ago we faced the dilemma that so many first-time homeowners face. The house we could afford needed a LOT of work.  Our first home was nearly 100-years-old when we bought it.  Every time I looked into hiring someone to do a project I […]


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