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Every Child Podcast on the Orphan Care Movement, Summit & More

Bill Blacquiere serves as President of Bethany Christian Services, the largest adoption agency in the U.S.—and also a major pioneer of innovative orphan care efforts both in the U.S. and abroad.  I had the privilege of joining Bill recently for a podcast interview on the Christian orphan care movement, trends in adoption and the church, […]

A Vision for Orphan Care & Adoption in the Church in Mexico

I’m headed south of the border today to be a small part of something big.  Hundreds of Mexican pastors and leaders will be gathering for a 2-day conference in Monterrey, Mexico to explore together God’s heart for the fatherless.  The central question:  what would it mean for the church in Mexico to fully embrace a […]

Building Trauma Competent Healing Caregivers: Webinar Now Online

The recent CAFO webinar, “Building Trauma Competent Healing Caregivers” is now online on the CAFO Webinar Library (just scroll down to the second item).  This webinar was among our most popular and well-received.  In it, Jayne Schooler (author of Wounded Hearts, Healing Homes and other excellent books) helps professional caregivers, as well as foster and […]

Passion for Orphans Continues to Grow in the Ukrainian Church

It’s been breathtaking to see the way God is stirring hearts in the church in Ukraine for local adoption and orphan care. As previously described, last month more than 500 Ukrainian, Russian and other believers from the region gathered in Kiev, to explore how to continue growing a vision for care for orphans within the […]

Slow, Hard Growth…Just as God Intended: Church Orphan Ministry in West Michigan

Jodi Lewis helps lead the orphan ministry at Kentwood Community Church in Grand Rapids, MI.  We’ve been friends for years, and I recall hearing weariness in her voice at times.  But she recently expressed a sense of wonder at all that has happened, seeming suddenly, after years of slow growth.  The journey has been hard […]

Russia Blew Up the Adoption Bridge. Now What?

Today’s Capitol Commentary carries a piece I wrote on Russia’s recent ban on adoptions by American parents.  Read the first portion below and the full article HERE… Russia Blew Up the Adoption Bridge. Now What? On one side wait tens of thousands of Russian orphans. I’ve met many of them—big eyes and wounded hearts, with […]