“The local church in every nation standing as the first answer for vulnerable children.”

The Christian Alliance for Orphans

CAFO inspires, equips and connects local pastors and leaders to create local church and NGO networks that inspire adoption/fostering and effective care for orphans and vulnerable children among local Christians.


The CAFO Global Network builds the capacity of the networks through resources, training, coaching and connecting other global leaders. The topics include adoption/fostering, parenting, caring for children struggling with trauma, and church support for families, as well as network and leadership development.


Locally-licensed NGOs are engaged through the local networks to legally process placements and provide expert counseling and aid to help families thrive. In short, CAFO provides the framework, coaching, global network and tools to enable this process to succeed.

“The vision and support of CAFO has helped fuel movement across the continent, powerfully. African churches and families are saying, 'We will welcome these children God loves so much — even those that aren’t our relatives!'”


Over the last 3 years


Churches Engaged through Emerging Networks


Emerging Networks