The CAFO Blog

The Movement is Alive in East Africa!

Guest blog post from Director for Global Movements, David Hennessey. For the last 2 weeks, I’ve witnessed local churches in Uganda and Kenya pour their hearts out for the fatherless in their communities and their nations. It’s quite a humbling experience to see Christians who are living in poverty themselves give of their funds, food […]

 What is Ashley Seeing on a Cross-Country Orphan Sunday Tour?

Our very own Ashley Otani – CAFO’s Director for Social & Visual Media – had a wild idea. She needed to get from CA to NC anyway. So instead of skipping everything in the middle by flying, she decided to make it a won’t-get-quite-enough-sleep cross country trip to visit people involved in Orphan Sunday from […]

The Future Relics of Foster Care

Earlier this week, I found a foreign object on my front porch. It was a strange book with a picture of a municipal building on the front cover.  It was clear from the moment I opened it that this was not going to be great reading. However, it was extraordinarily organized.  Every single line was […]

Foster Care, Pigs, and the Power of the Oreo

Last weekend we took the kids to the very last day of the Texas State Fair. There are lots of things to love about the fair:  funnel cakes, free samples, sheep-filled barns (who doesn’t love looking at a well-raised sheep?), horse shows, and fireworks.  However, my favorite thing just might be the pig races.  If […]

Why Orphan Statistics Matter…And the One that Matters Most of All

Yes, it’s the day you’ve been waiting for: World Statistics Day. It may not be a Federal Holiday…or even a cause for an office party…but statistics do matter. Accurate statistics help us to better understand our world, communicate wisely about the needs around us, and address complex situations effectively. Mistaken or misused statistics can do […]

New “Inspired by a Child” Video is…Okay, I’ll say it…Inspiring

After many times through, I still haven’t yet watched the new “Inspired by a Child” video without getting at least a little lump in my throat. It’s simple, but offers poignant glimpses of the stories at the heart of CAFO’s National Foster Care Initiative. It’s easy for foster care advocates to get caught up in […]