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Global Leaders Collaborate at CAFO2014!

While thousands of passionate orphan care advocates are traveling to Chicago this week for CAFO2014, hundreds came early for pre-Summit intensives. For the past 2 days, almost 100 leaders representing 26 nations gathered at Willow Creek Church for Collaborate, a forum for global leaders, co-sponsored by CAFO and World Without Orphans. These leaders participated in […]


Five Big Things that Change When a Church Embraces Orphans and Foster Youth

The Willow Creek Association Blog today carries a post on what changes when a church starts to engage for orphans and foster youth.  Here’s how it starts: Flood.  Ice.  Fire.  They can alter a landscape profoundly.   That kind of change happens, too, when a church community begins to mirror God’s love for orphans. Adoption.  Foster […]


If We Care about Human Trafficking, We Must Care for Orphans and Foster Youth

Children growing up without families are the most vulnerable beings on our planet.  They face greatly elevated risk of virtually every evil known to man, from disease to starvation.  This is especially true in regard to human trafficking.  Without the protection of a family, a child becomes an ideal target for exploitation. As highlighted in […]


Empowering Leaders in Africa

This summer, CAFO is partnering with emerging orphan care movements in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa to help equip and serve alongside local leaders in Africa as they grow orphan care movements in their countries. Leadership Forums in each of these locations will serve as a gathering point for key influencers from the region, providing […]


Innocents Lost: Miami Herald Expose on Tragedies in the Foster System

Last week, we highlighted a controversial TED Talk urging the end of foster care.   The video and blog post stirred strong feelings among many.  Some resonated deeply with Molly McGrath Tierny’s condemnation of the foster system and emphasis on family preservation.  Others felt her proposed solutions would create a surge in children exposed to abuse […]