The CAFO Blog

Smackdowns, Smack Talk, and Prayer for Kids and Families in Foster Care

Fair warning:  You are about to learn more than you ever wanted to know about something you might not care much about.  But I promise, it will be worth it.   Lucha Libre is Mexican professional wrestling.   It has been around since the early 20th century and is characterized by high-speed action, high flying athletic […]


Changing the Theme Song for Kids in Foster Care

There are millions of cells in your brain dedicated right now to storing the lyrics to theme songs you thought you forgot a long time ago.   Theme songs serve different purposes depending on how they are written. Some are simply a musical background beneath the opening credits. Some have melodies or  lyrics that create a […]


CAFO Welcomes 3 New Board Members

One of the greatest joys of work in these fields is the people you find yourself laboring alongside.  Case in point:  the three remarkable individuals now joining the Christian Alliance for Orphans’ board. Each is a highly-esteemed leader in their own right — wise, respected and Christ-hearted; each is also deeply committed to working together […]


When Foster Care Advocates Invade Someone Else’s Bubble

When one of our daughters (who is now a teenager and has approved this post) was little, she had a tendency to invade people’s personal space.  She had developed some sensory issues and was always seeking sensory input. From dragging her hands across the entire length of the glass case at the supermarket deli to […]


Being Miss Mitchell to Youth in Foster Care

When Crystal Williams was 6-years-old, her baby brother died from SIDS and was discovered in his crib by her two sisters. A short time later, Crystal wrote this poem: It was a day I’ll never forget. It started off like any other. My brother, a beautiful sight, his small,   brown hands that gripped me tight. […]


Orphan Sunday Award Winners

On Orphan Sunday, Christians around the globe celebrate the love of the God who “defends the cause of the fatherless” and calls us to do the same. Each year, hundreds of volunteer coordinators help churches, ministries, and individuals to make the Gospel and God’s true character visible as they explore and respond to His heart […]


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