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Slow, Hard Growth…Just as God Intended: Church Orphan Ministry in West Michigan

Jodi Lewis helps lead the orphan ministry at Kentwood Community Church in Grand Rapids, MI.  We’ve been friends for years, and I recall hearing weariness in her voice at times.  But she recently expressed a sense of wonder at all that has happened, seeming suddenly, after years of slow growth.  The journey has been hard […]


Need a Last-Minute Gift? Give Someone You Love Summit!

What’s the perfect gift for an adoptive family…foster parent…orphan advocate…in your life?  Give them an experience they’ll never forget:  Summit 9 on May 2-3, 2013 in Nashville, TN.  For the first time ever, you can purchase Summit Registration as an eGift HERE!


U.S. Government Plan of Action on Children in Adversity

Tomorrow the U.S. Government (USG) will roll out a new Federal “Action Plan on Children in Adversity.”  The real value of any new government plan ultimately hinges not on the ideas it carries, but on whether or not those ideas ultimately impact future policies and actions.  Even so, the Action Plan itself represents no small […]


2012 CAFO Investor Report & Movement Update

Each year, CAFO provides a live online “Investor Report & Movement Update.”   It’s a chance to spotlight key trends and issues in the Christian orphan care movement.  We also explore key 2012 victories and top upcoming priorities of the Christian Alliance for Orphans.  This year’s report was especially significant, highlighting many encouraging developments as well […]


Spotlight on Ukraine

by David Hennessey, CAFO Director of Global Movements CAFO’s Global Movements Initiative strives to see the local indigenous church rise as the primary answer to the global orphan crisis.  In countries around the world, God is gathering churches, indigenous NGO’s, and local believers to work together towards adoption, fostering, and caring for orphans. A shining […]