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Southern African Leaders Gather for the Fatherless

Sixty leaders from thirteen nations in Southern Africa gathered recently in Pretoria, South Africa. The Southern Africa Leadership Forum, coordinated by Together Africa Without Orphans (TAWO), was designed to motivate participants, churches and NGO’s to work together to promote and support family based care and family preservation around the African continent. Comprised of lawyers, church […]


The Movement is Alive in East Africa!

Guest blog post from Director for Global Movements, David Hennessey. For the last 2 weeks, I’ve witnessed local churches in Uganda and Kenya pour their hearts out for the fatherless in their communities and their nations. It’s quite a humbling experience to see Christians who are living in poverty themselves give of their funds, food […]


Southern Africa Orphan Summit: Heartache and Hope

When we enter the “fields of the fatherless” with open hearts, we so often encounter the world at it’s most broken and most beautiful simultaneously. I felt that afresh this week in South Africa at the Southern Africa Orphan Summit – led by African Christians and co-hosted by CAFO. As the Summit opened, we received […]


Three Former Orphans Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to Promote Adoption

Three young men adopted from orphanages by Ukrainian families are climbing Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro this month to champion adoption.   The group will also meet with African leaders to encourage local adoptions and share their adoption stories in African churches. The efforts are being coordinated by our friends at Ukraine Without Orphans and World Without Orphans.  […]


Orphan Sunday is Upon Us! (And it’s amazing to see what’s happening)

After months of anticipation, Orphan Sunday is upon us!  It’s nothing short of amazing to hear about the countless events planned across the U.S.:  families gathering around “The Orphan’s Table”…small groups watching the “Answer the Cry” DVD and discuss its implications… entire churches rallying on Sunday morning…as well as Heart Gallery showings…concerts…student events…and so much […]