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Foster Care Fridays: Every Voice. Every Week.

  “Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.” This quote seems appropriate as we emerge from this particular winter.  Atlanta and other warm-weather cities have seen just how powerful a large band of renegade snowflakes can be. Today, the CAFO National Foster […]


Southern Africa Orphan Summit coming soon!

This summer, hundreds of African pastors, orphan care ministry leaders and orphan advocates from across the continent will join together for the first Southern Africa Orphan Summit, to be held June 4-5 in Pretoria, South Africa. The Lord has been inspiring champions in dozens of countries in Africa towards collaboration and strategic planning as churches […]


TED Talk Urges End of Foster Care

A provocative new TED Talk calls for an end to foster care as we know it.  Molly McGrath Tierny argues, “It’s not that government is doing it badly.  It’s that foster care is a bad idea.” Tierny’s argument is powerful, especially coming from someone with her resume.  Her leadership in the Maryland foster system helped […]


ReMoved: Deeply Moving Short Video

A film this powerful is best with little comment.  Suffice to say that in 12 short minutes it breaks your heart and paints the sky as black as it appears in the eyes of so many children in foster care – yet also allows small points of light to prick through the darkness. ReMoved won […]


Plantains for Guatemalan Orphans!

Remember the freezing cold weather that swept across the United States in January? Some of you may have been stuck on the highways, unable to get to your intended destinations. The same was about to happen to over 100,000 pounds of plantains from Guatemala, destined for the US. Rather than letting them spoil, the good […]


The Church Awakening in South Asia

“Orphanages are for caring for children. Churches are for worship.” a quote from a pastor in India regarding what many Indian Christians feel regarding orphan care. Within this church culture in South Asia, God is calling His people to awaken to the plight of the fatherless and respond with action to adopt, foster, mentor and […]