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6 Take-Aways from Bethany Christian Services’ Decision to Cease International Adoptions

After four decades helping children find families through inter-country adoption, Bethany Christian Services has announced it will stop providing this service in 2021. Major constrictions on international adoption by countries like Russia, Ethiopia and China – along with increased costs of US regulations and a range of other factors – have caused inter-country adoptions to […]


CAFO2018: The Rare and Beautiful Fruit of Unity

Each morning, my five kids and I read a passage of Scripture and discuss it over breakfast.  We enjoyed John 17 yesterday alongside our oatmeal, and camped out on the words Jesus prayed for everyone who would come to follow him over the centuries. Jesus’ yearning desire was this: “that they may be one as […]


Stone Soup and CAFO2015 Champions

Like everything CAFO does, the CAFO2015 Summit is a lot like the great old children’s story, Stone Soup. In the story, three weary soldiers arrive in a village, seeking food. At first, it appears the villagers have nothing. But when the soldiers place a giant pot in the town square and begin talking up how […]


DJ Jordan on the African American Community and Foster Care

My good friend DJ Jordan was interviewed recently for the BCS Podcast on the special challenges and opportunities at the intersection of foster care and the African-American community. As DJ discusses with podcast host and BCS President Bill Blacquiere, the percentage of children in foster care who are African American is much higher than their […]


Leading Reform for Children in Peru…and Beyond

The blog of Dr. Albert Reyes—President of CAFO member Buckner International—this week highlights a great example of Christians leading efforts to improve child welfare systems in Peru and other Latin American countries. Reyes’ post, “Heroic Leadership Shining Hope in Peru and across Latin America,” highlights how Peru’s Congress recently voted unanimously to approve home-based foster […]