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Second WORLD Article on the Expanding Orphan Care Movement

WORLD Magazine recently ran two articles on the “growing movement” of Christians caring for orphans.  The first focused on the increasing engagement of Christians in local foster care.  I loved the title of the second:  “Taking Back Orphan Care.”  It reports on the significant increases in investment by Christians in supporting care for orphans around […]


WORLD on Growing Christian Engagement in Foster Care

Following Summit VIII, WORLD Magazine ran two great articles on what it described as the “growing movement” of Christians involved in serving orphans.    The first, “Foster a Family,” explains how the movement is broadening to increasingly include local foster care:  “Typically, orphan care ministry has been associated with international and domestic adoption, but more Christians…are […]


From Foster Care to Annapolis

My hometown paper this weekend carried a great column titled, “Amazing journey from foster care to Annapolis.” The CAFO blog always seeks to remind that any form of care for orphans—from adoption and foster care to global service—carries both joy and ache.  That’s certainly true.  But I’ll confess that I and others sometimes place accent […]


More Orphan Sunday Ideas from 2011 Events

Here are five more events from Orphan Sunday 2011 – fodder for your thoughts as you consider how you’ll plan your 2012 Orphan Sunday!  (See more ideas from last year’s events HERE.) “We ended up taking all of our offering for that Sunday morning and committing it to work in some way with Orphan/Foster Care.  […]


Upcoming Conferences Dig Deep on Things that Matter

Two upcoming conferences promise deep substance on two topics of great import to the Christian orphan movement:  the theological wellsprings of Christian orphan care and connecting with children from hard places. The Together for Adoption conference in Atlanta, GA on September 14-15, 2012 will “take Christians deeper into God’s story of adoption to give hope […]


Powerful Insights for Foster Parents…and All Who Love the Fatherless

My friend Doug Sauder, President of CAFO member 4KIDS of South Florida, recently shared with me a profound letter.  It was written by a woman who served families and children  through 4KIDS for 5+ years.  She read it to the 4KIDS teams during their weekly devotions as she prepared to depart for a new role.  […]