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Christian Giving for Orphans Keeps Rising: The Power of Together

Talk of “working together” are buzzwords, often said and rarely done. But when it is done well, there’s little more compelling…or impactful. I recall how struck I was when I first learned about the Christian Alliance for Orphans. I was serving in the White House, and some of CAFO’s volunteers leaders asked if I’d be […]

Roberta Tonn: Hospitality for Baby Lambs and for a Kid Down the Road

Farmer Herman and the Flooding Barn is new children’s book about 344 people working together to solve a big problem and is illustrated by 344 different people who are counting on the power of unity to bring hope to over 400,000 kids in foster care. This is the 4th in a series of posts about […]

Dramatic Growth in Christian Investment in Orphan Care

Giving by Christians to care for orphaned and vulnerable children has grown significantly since 2010 – rising much faster than charitable giving overall. Recently-released data shows last year was no exception. Charitable giving by all Americans grew by a strong 4.1 percent in 2015. But the new ECFA “State of Giving Report” (reporting on 2015 […]

How to Rule Your Technology (So It Won’t Rule You)

This strays a bit from the typical focus of this blog.  But I’ve become convinced that there is no gift more rare or precious today than our full, whole-hearted attention.  And if we desire to give that gift — in mentoring or fostering, in loving our spouse or nurturing our kids — we simply must […]

Just Love

Guest Post by Debbie Croft | Executive Assistant to the President, CAFO. It was less than two weeks before Christmas. With an elementary-age daughter at home, we had made our wishes known in specific terms: girls only, no infants, no teens. And we wanted to adopt. But at a community concert a foster parent told […]