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Eight Major Trends in the Christian Orphan Care Movement 2017

When it comes to issues affecting vulnerable children, 2017 was anything but static. Strong currents left a mark on adoption, foster care and global orphan care – both within the Christian community and beyond.   Some of these developments stir us to tears. Others rouse us to cheer. Curious? See “Eight Major Trends in the Christian […]


New York Times Op-Ed on Adoption

The New York Times this weekend ran a compelling op-ed, Let’s Restart the Adoption Movement. It reminds of a simple truth often overlooked in policy debates or conversations about trauma:  adoption so often brings happiness, both to families and to children.  Yes, challenges and pain are also part of any parenting, and all the more […]


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 […]


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