The CAFO Blog

Ferrets and Foster Care Advocates:  What Shall We Call Them?

My daughter came to me recently and mentioned that someday she’d like to own a business.  Upon further discussion, I realized that we were not actually talking about her entrepreneurial aspirations.  She is an animal lover and she had discovered that a group of ferrets is called a “business”. While I’m pretty sure that owning […]


Negative Space and Foster Care: How Pain Becomes Purpose

When I was a kid, I was always fascinated by those pictures that looked like one thing until you realized that the negative space around the object actually formed something completely different.   There is the vase that upon closer inspection could be two faces . . . or the young woman that magically transforms into […]


Why Children? Why the Church?

I received an email today from a friend I greatly respect, Trace Thurlby, who gives leadership to the Global Orphan Project alongside a number of other tremendous followers of Christ.  From time to time, Trace will send a note like this one, sharing personal reflections on issues of life and faith.  The one he shared […]


When Folks Don’t Have the Stomach for Foster Care

Warning:  This blog post is a little gross.  If you have a delicate gag reflex, proceed with caution. If you’ve ever considered yourself part of the Christian community as a college student, there’s a good chance you have participated in, or at least witnessed, a crazy or uncomfortable skit as a part of a ministry […]