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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 […]


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 […]


5 Reasons the Church Can’t Outsource James 1:27

The Willow Creek Association blog today carries a short article I wrote titled, “5 Reasons the Church Can’t Outsource James 1:27.”  See below: Barna Research last week highlighted the growing Christian engagement with adoption and foster care among its “Three Major Faith & Culture Trends for 2014.” I’m seeing this every day. Across the US […]


Top DC Think Tank Highlights Growing Engagement of Churches in Foster Care

This past week, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington D.C. hosted a panel discussion entitled “Connecting orphans with families: New insights from the front lines.”  Jason Weber, CAFO’s National Director of Foster Care Initiatives, presented on this panel along with Kathryn Edin, Professor at John Hopkins University, Aaron Graham, Pastor of the District Church […]