The CAFO Blog

Foster Care and Adoption: Loving Out of Our Poverty

Have you ever felt weak or incapable along your foster care or adoption journey? Have you ever felt like what you had to offer just wasn’t enough? In this post, Jason Johnson, CAFO’s Director of the National Church Ministry Initiative, reflects on the parable of the widow’s offering and the example of hope it brings to […]


Something to Celebrate: Congress Preserves the Adoption Tax Credit!

With all the hurt in our world, it sometimes feels there are more things to mourn than celebrate. But today, the U.S. Congress gave us good reason to cheer. The adoption tax credit – which provides substantive support for families when they welcome a child into their home – was preserved. It had been slated […]


My Favorite Graduation Speech Ever

I’ve heard many graduation speeches and remember few.  But this is one I won’t soon forget.  Truth be told, after a friend shared it with me recently, I quickly decided it was — in its own humble way — the best I’ve ever heard…not to mention the shortest. It’s just raw video of a young […]


5 Big Takeaways from CAFO2017

CAFO2017 was unforgettable.  As we’re hearing from so many people now back “on mission” across the US and around the world, five big themes keep popping up.  They struck a deep chord in many hearts.  I pray they’ll continue to shape us all over the year ahead. 1) God uses brokenness to create beauty. “Dust […]


Justice and the Inner Life

“I’m just not sure I can keep going,” he said. He and his wife had moved to Africa to serve in their mid-20s, eyes bright. But after nearly a decade of high highs and low lows, the disappointments seemed to dwarf the progress. “I feel like I’m done.” I’ve heard similar words from adoptive moms […]


Adoption: The Latest Numbers

The National Council for Adoption (NCFA) has released their 2017 Adoption: By the Numbers report. You can read the report HERE. Overall, the numbers suggest a continued conflict between the willingness of many families to adopt children and several factors that constrict the number of children who can be adopted. Within the US, adoption continues […]


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