The CAFO Blog

Archives

Foster Care and Adoption: Loving Out of Our Poverty

Have you ever felt weak or incapable along your foster care or adoption journey? Have you ever felt like what you had to offer just wasn’t enough? In this post, Jason Johnson, CAFO’s Director of the National Church Ministry Initiative, reflects on the parable of the widow’s offering and the example of hope it brings to […]


The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good

This week’s CAFO Webinar–taught by Peter Greer–delivered a message I feel is truly “prophetic”:  a discerning, Spirit-fed exhortation that addresses many of us right where we most need to be challenged. Peter presented on “The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good,” building from an excellent book of the same name that was released this month. All […]


30 Snapshots of Orphan Sunday Across America

It’s been amazing to read the stories coming in from Orphan Sunday events across the country.  Here are just thirty snapshots of the remarkable and diverse reports we’re receiving.   (We easily could have shared many times that number, but wanted to keep it to a somewhat manageable number!) Orphan Sunday Reports from Across America 1. […]


Article and Video on the Growing Orphan Movement…And Some Controversy as Well

Another thoughtful article appeared today on the growing Evangelical orphan movement. The article, Adoption growing among evangelical Christians, is a well-written and thoughtful piece focused on the expanding commitment among Christians to adoption, both international and domestic.  It also raises a sharp criticism worth addressing. The article’s author thoughtfully captured a range of voices on […]


A Time for Men

A Time for Men It sometimes seems Christian men are ten steps behind the women in responding to God’s call to care for orphans, whether via adoption, foster care or global orphan care.  There’d be a lot to say about reasons why.   But whatever the cause, one thing is clear:  men need to know that […]


July’s CHRISTIANITY TODAY sounds the call: Why Every Christian Is Called to Rescue Orphans

It’s a beautiful thing.  For Christians who yearn to see the Church grow impassioned for the Gospel and the orphan, the newly-arrived July edition of Christianity Today is little short of thrilling.  The cover declares, Abba Changes Everything:  Why every Christian is called to rescue orphans. Inside, an excellent introduction framing the magazine is headlined, […]