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If We Care about Human Trafficking, We Must Care for Orphans and Foster Youth

Children growing up without families are the most vulnerable beings on our planet.  They face greatly elevated risk of virtually every evil known to man, from disease to starvation.  This is especially true in regard to human trafficking.  Without the protection of a family, a child becomes an ideal target for exploitation. As highlighted in […]


Innocents Lost: Miami Herald Expose on Tragedies in the Foster System

Last week, we highlighted a controversial TED Talk urging the end of foster care.   The video and blog post stirred strong feelings among many.  Some resonated deeply with Molly McGrath Tierny’s condemnation of the foster system and emphasis on family preservation.  Others felt her proposed solutions would create a surge in children exposed to abuse […]


Join CAFO and Get Free Copy of Becoming Home!

If you’ve been thinking about getting the new short book, Becoming Home, here’s your chance to get a free copy.  Anyone joining as an individual member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans through March 31 will receive a free copy of Becoming Home! Individual membership in CAFO carries some special benefits, including significant discounts for […]


New Barna Research Highlights Christian Adoption & Foster Care Among 3 Most Notable Vocational Trends

New findings from Barna Research highlights the growing commitment of Christians to adoption and foster care as among 2014’s three most notable vocational trends.  An article released by Barna yesterday spotlighted one facet of the extensive Barna research included in the new mini-book Becoming Home.   The article describes: Adoption isn’t typically grouped in to discussions […]


New Mini Book on Adoption and Foster Care (Barna FRAMES)

The new “FRAMES” series of mini-books is a welcome gift to those with limited reading time.  Each thin volume offers a brief but insightful exploration of a top issue of our day. The inaugural series includes Becoming Home:  Adoption, Foster Care and Mentoring – Living Out God’s Heart for Orphans.  It was a privilege to […]