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NEW: CAFO Study of COVID-19 Impact on Vulnerable Children and the Organizations that Serve Them

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact life across the globe.  As in virtually all crises, the most impacted are often those who are already the most vulnerable, including children at risk.  To learn more about how this unprecedented situation is influencing the lives of vulnerable children and families, the CAFO Center for Applied Research, Samford […]


Giving Children More of Family — Models of Transition to Family-Based Care

When big-hearted people heard about orphans in generations past, the first thought was often toward construction of a large institution that could house hundreds of children. That’s frequently true today, too. And little wonder. In the face of vast need, we yearn for solutions that can help many-at-once, not just one or two at a […]


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 – […]


Five Big Things that Change When a Church Embraces Orphans and Foster Youth

The Willow Creek Association Blog today carries a post on what changes when a church starts to engage for orphans and foster youth.  Here’s how it starts: Flood.  Ice.  Fire.  They can alter a landscape profoundly.   That kind of change happens, too, when a church community begins to mirror God’s love for orphans. Adoption.  Foster […]


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 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 […]