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ETC Simulcast: A Gift to the Movement

When it comes to preparing families for adoption or foster care – and helping parents and other caregivers embrace children from hard places with wisdom and love – Empowered to Connect offers unparalleled training and resources. Much ETC and related training will be available in-person at CAFO2015. But many who need this vitally-important information can’t […]


Upcoming Conferences!

There are several great opportunities around the country this fall to learn and grow as both advocates for the fatherless and as adoptive & foster parent. Here are some of the excellent conferences available through CAFO member organizations in the upcoming months:   Empowered to Connect September 13-14 (Washington DC) Empowered To Connect, together with […]


Upcoming Conferences Dig Deep on Things that Matter

Two upcoming conferences promise deep substance on two topics of great import to the Christian orphan movement:  the theological wellsprings of Christian orphan care and connecting with children from hard places. The Together for Adoption conference in Atlanta, GA on September 14-15, 2012 will “take Christians deeper into God’s story of adoption to give hope […]


Karyn Purvis and Empowered to Connect

When my wife and I were going through the adoption process, getting our “Hague Hours” required watching a number of videos with Dr. Karyn Purvis. We didn’t know Karyn then, but immediately knew she was offering wisdom that’d prove vital in our adoption journey. That was certainly the case, even more than we knew, and […]


Array of Great Conferences Coming Up Around the U.S.

A number of quality conferences are scheduled for the months ahead in various regions of the country .  These include: The Pure Religion Adoption & Orphan Care Conference is August 12-13 in Raleigh, NC, emphasizing both the Gospel roots of a vision for adoption and orphan care, as well as practical guidance for both personal […]


Empowered to Connect

As discussed previously, it’s my conviction that the single most pressing challenge facing the growing Christian foster care and adoption movement is the need for increased church support for families struggling with challenges of loving children from difficult places.  The best work being done on this front is led by our friends Dr. Karyn Purvis […]