The CAFO Blog


How the Injustices Done to You Can Change the World Through You

We recently sat with friends over dinner who shared with us that God was leading them to foster care. They said they always had a sense this would be in store for them, but were hesitant on timing – life had become comfortable for them again with good jobs, two children and an overall healthy rhythm for […]

Happy Independence Day! Or is it?

Throughout their young lives, we prepare our children for independence. From a young age, we teach them to be careful around strangers, look both ways before crossing the street, and eat their vegetables. As they enter school-age, we praise their accomplishments and stick with them through their challenges, and attend their games, recitals and plays. […]

Finding Your Something in Foster Care

My brother-in-law and I live in the same town. Attend the same church. Eat at the same restaurants. Play on the same softball team, hang out at the same family functions and are both relatively quiet guys. But aside from those things, we couldn’t be more different. My career has mostly involved standing on stages […]

Foster Care and the Do-It-Yourself Swimming Pool

One day a few weeks ago, our 7-year-old son wanted to go to the neighborhood swimming pool, but we could not go that particular day. Frustrated but not deterred, he went out into the back yard to play. A short time later I went outside to check on things and found that he had looted […]

3 Things Foster Care Taught Me About Being a Dad

ONE:  Tomorrow with my kids is not guaranteed This is true for every parent but becomes uniquely real when you are a foster parent. We all intellectually know that our children (biological, or adopted) are a gift for today and that none of us are guaranteed tomorrow with them. Foster care brings home this truth […]