The CAFO Blog

Giving Children More of Family — Models of Transition to Family-Based Care

When big-hearted people heard about orphans in generations past, the first thought was often toward construction of a large institution that could house hundreds of children. That’s frequently true today, too. And little wonder. In the face of vast need, we yearn for solutions that can help many-at-once, not just one or two at a […]


CAFO2015 Summit Live Interviews Upcoming on Family Life Today

    The unforgettable Family Life Today radio interviews recorded live at the CAFO2015 Summit are airing soon!       Jen Bricker (this Wednesday, July 15) was left at the hospital as an infant without legs. But her adoptive parents taught her to “never say can’t” on the road to becoming the Illinois State […]


Why is CAFO2015 in a Rap Video?

No one at CAFO2015 will soon forget the live FLT interview of Bishop Aaron Blake…and its amazing surprise crescendo. You’ll be able to hear the full interview later this year on FLT. But today, you can catch parts of it in a new rap video from none other than Bishop Blake’s “grafted in” son, rapper […]


From National H.E.L.P. Week — A Little Love Can Go Long Way

Last month, CAFO launched the first national H.E.L.P. Week for Child Welfare Professionals, May 10-16. (See the HELP Week video below.) We’ve heard back from people around the country who seized the opportunity – using HELP week as an occasion to express gratitude and love for the people serving kids day-in and day-out in the […]


HTSP and Orphans: Human Need Issues Never Stand Alone

Written jointly with Dr. Jenny Dyer as op-ed for the Christian Post. Those of us who care deeply about human needs often speak as if the one issue we’re most passionate about stands alone: hunger, AIDS, poverty, governance, trafficking. The two of us have fallen into that trap at times, too. But here’s a vital […]


Building the Brain — Simple Video Explains Why the Intangibles Are Essential

Last evening, my 3-year old “hid” from us by wrapping herself in a tablecloth. I knew the game. I’ve played it with her and each of her older siblings more times than I could count. And the reaction is always the same: sparking eyes…shrieks of delight…a glowing face…as I seek her, find her, sweep her […]


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