The CAFO Blog

First-of-its-Kind CAFO Grant for Innovation in Family-Based Care Solutions

The Christian Alliance for Orphans is thrilled to announce the first-of-its-kind “Expanding Family Solutions Grant Challenge.” Passion and self-sacrifice are often at the root of service to vulnerable children and families.  That’s as essential as it is beautiful.   Without these commitments of the heart, humanitarian work can be little more than lifeless systems.  Love, not […]


CAFO Welcomes 3 New Board Members

One of the greatest joys of work in these fields is the people you find yourself laboring alongside.  Case in point:  the three remarkable individuals now joining the Christian Alliance for Orphans’ board. Each is a highly-esteemed leader in their own right — wise, respected and Christ-hearted; each is also deeply committed to working together […]


When Foster Care Advocates Invade Someone Else’s Bubble

When one of our daughters (who is now a teenager and has approved this post) was little, she had a tendency to invade people’s personal space.  She had developed some sensory issues and was always seeking sensory input. From dragging her hands across the entire length of the glass case at the supermarket deli to […]


Heritage Foundation Forum: How Faith, Foster Care, and Adoption Go Together

This week, the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC hosted, “How Faith, Foster Care, and Adoption Go Together.” The opening remarks of Kentucky Governor Matt Bevins are rich and meaningful, and well worth watching – they begin at 6:07.  (Many in the CAFO community will remember the Orphan Sunday message he expressed a couple years ago […]


Being Miss Mitchell to Youth in Foster Care

When Crystal Williams was 6-years-old, her baby brother died from SIDS and was discovered in his crib by her two sisters. A short time later, Crystal wrote this poem: It was a day I’ll never forget. It started off like any other. My brother, a beautiful sight, his small,   brown hands that gripped me tight. […]


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