The CAFO Blog


Angels in DC

I’m homeward bound on a flight from Washington, DC to California—both weary and exhilarated.  The past several days have been rich with evidence that God continues to nourish the Christian orphan care movement. The Alliance Board met Monday and Tuesday.  That alone was worth the cross-country flight.  They’re an amazing team, each a great leader […]

Orphan Sunday Campaign 2011 Gearing to Launch!

Although much has been quietly brewing for months, the Orphan Sunday 2011 campaign is set to launch July 27.  See the press release below: CHURCHES RISING FOR ADOPTION & ORPHAN CARE Across America and Beyond, Christians Re-Earning Reputation as Defenders of the Fatherless WASHINGTON, DC — A simple idea that began in Africa swept the […]

Summit Recap Video Goes Live!

After six weeks, sometimes a person forgets.  So we’re sending this Summit VII recap video your way!  If you were at Summit, relive the richness and re-engage actions you intended to take.  And if you missed it, catch a glimpse of what the excitement was all about.  (And make plans for May 3-4, 2012 at […]

Focus on the Family Offers Scholarships to Counselors for TBRI Training

As we’ve often discussed on this blog, growing support for adoptive and foster families—both professional and church-based—is vital.  Alongside their new Help Line, Focus on the Family is putting significant effort into a key aspect of this need:  equipping licensed counselors to address the unique challenges faced within families that foster or adopt children from […]

Summit VII Recap: Torchbearers

Being with people whose hearts are lit up for Christ and the fatherless is amazing.  They glow with warmth and light.  So being with 1,500+ such people from 46 states and 7 countries in 1 place for 2+ intense days…well, it’s breathtaking. That was Summit VII. What’s most thrilling is to know that each individual […]

Louisville Courier-Journal on Summit and “Adoption 2.0”

The Louisville Courier-Journal carried an insightful article highlighting not only Summit VII, but the broadening of Christians’ approaches to caring for orphans.   The article, Adoption 2.0, is certainly worth the read. As I shared with author Peter Smith at Summit, what once was a movement focused heavily on inter-country adoption has both broadened and deepened.  […]