The CAFO Blog

Stone Soup and CAFO2015 Champions

Like everything CAFO does, the CAFO2015 Summit is a lot like the great old children’s story, Stone Soup. In the story, three weary soldiers arrive in a village, seeking food. At first, it appears the villagers have nothing. But when the soldiers place a giant pot in the town square and begin talking up how […]


Lizzy: The Value of a Life

Amidst myriad CAFO2015 Summit details, I can’t help but pause to share a glimpse into what happened last night in Guatemala. A precious little girl died. And yet all that surrounded that death also held such beauty that joy and ache came together – as they so often do when one enters the territory of […]


“Adoption Doesn’t Fix Kids”

Christianity Today online this week carries a heartfelt and insightful article from Kelly Rosati – a VP at Focus on the Family, adoptive mom, and also a good friend: Adoption Doesn’t Fix Kids. Rosati isn’t saying there aren’t countless children and adults whose lives and hearts haven’t been profoundly changed by the love of adoptive […]


Short Video Message from Audio Adrenaline

I’m excited — not just for CAFO, but for myself, too — at the bands that are going to be part of Summit this year.  That includes two of the all-time Christian greats:  Audio Adrenaline and Jars of Clay.  We’ll be singing together songs from Kings and Queens to Love Song for a Savior.   This is about […]


Orphans and Development: Broad Perspective and Narrow Focus

A recent blog post by the insightful researcher Dr. Bruce Wydick collates and digests some of the best recent research on effective development, ranging from economic opportunity to effective government. I’d highly recommend the collection of papers to orphan care practitioners, advocates and all who care about vulnerable children.  See 12 New Papers for Development […]


One Compelling Glimpse of the Foster Care Journey

Across the US, Christians are welcoming children into their hearts and homes from the foster system.  Most of the time, these stories aren’t told beyond immediate friends and family.  They labor and love, rejoice and struggle with little attention.  But here’s one glimpse of such a journey, the Worleys of Colorado. The short video was […]


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