Leadership Critical Issue Working Groups
International Adoption. U.S. Foster Care. Global Orphan Care.
November 2, 2016 | Dallas | 1:30 – 5:30 pm
You and your team not only lead your own organization well, but also are deeply committed to helping grow and guide the broader movement. We truly respect that Kingdom leadership.
This fall, CAFO will convene three Critical Issue Working Groups composed of Kingdom-oriented leaders like you: International Adoption, US Foster Care, and Global Orphan Care.
Each group will work together to shape a vision ultimately intended to help elevate the quality and reputation of Christian work across the field.
Your time commitment will be modest, with just one in-person meeting (Nov. 2). Beyond this gathering, you and the other Working Group members will be invited to contribute to the editing/refining of language and focus for the Standards – as you are able – at various points prior to their public release.
Please reserve your spot through the form below.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | 1:30pm – 5:30 pm (with fellowship dinner out to follow)
Dallas, TX (Venue information coming soon)
Senior staff from Investor & Champion Member Organizations. (Investor members are invited to send one staff member; Champion members are invited to send up to 4 staff members)
Working Group Descriptions:
International Adoption Working Group will aim to develop guidelines that will serve as “voluntary higher standards” for CAFO adoption agencies. Ultimately, we hope to use these to invite all CAFO members to opt-in to standards that go beyond minimums set by Hague requirements.
Global Orphan Care Working Group will aim to develop guidelines that will serve as “voluntary higher standards” for CAFO members. Ultimately, we hope to use these to invite all CAFO organizations serving children globally to opt-in to these standards.
U.S. Foster Care & Church Engagement Working Group will center on agency engagement with local churches to both recruit and support foster and adoptive families. We will examine together both what models and resources exist and also what is yet needed to help Christian agencies activate churches effectively for the long-term.