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Seven Major Trends in the Orphan Care Movement 2015

2015 has been yet another vibrant, dynamic year for the Christian orphan care movement.  Fresh growth and fresh challenges. Stubborn dilemmas and stubborn perseverance. Wise veterans and new voices. And amidst it all, the intertwining of great hurt and great beauty, woven together in ways rarely seen in any other realm. What major trends have […]


2014 Highlights Video

Like most any job, serving with CAFO can carry a blend of the exhilarating and exhausting…compelling tasks alongside times that feel like a slog. But there are many moments when I truly can’t imagine a greater privilege than getting to be part of CAFO’s work and the amazing community of people that serve together – […]


Dialogue with Critics of Adoption and Orphan Care

A highlight of the CAFO2014 Summit for me was a workshop designed as a public discussion with Professor David Smolin.  I’ve valued a growing friendship with David and our many conversations.   Although we differ significantly on some issues, I felt it’d be very valuable for the CAFO community to hear and weigh Professor Smolin’s criticisms […]


Regional Conferences Reveal…and Fuel…a Growing Movement

For all its benefits, technology just can’t replace the power of in-person gatherings.  As with all of history’s great movements, today’s surge in Christian adoption, foster and orphan care is nourished by conferences large and small.  These events unite allies, spread ideas and training, and energize for action. The annual CAFO Summit–now in it’s 10th […]


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 […]


10 Top Trends in Christian Orphan Care Movement 2013

The recording of the 2013 CAFO Investor Report and Movement Update is now viewable online.   You can view this webinar, along with a short video blog message, HERE. The webinar highlights 10 Top Trends in the Christian Orphan Care Movement for 2013.  To whet your appetite, the trends spotlighted are: Expansion:  Continued Growth E Pluribus […]