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Stone Soup and CAFO2015 Champions

Like everything CAFO does, the CAFO2015 Summit is a lot like the great old children’s story, Stone Soup. In the story, three weary soldiers arrive in a village, seeking food. At first, it appears the villagers have nothing. But when the soldiers place a giant pot in the town square and begin talking up how […]


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 […]


Summit Champions

Summit is always built by more people pitching in than one could easily count: the amazing host church and its staff…. a local volunteer leadership team…the army of day-of event volunteers….100+ world-class workshop instructors…the Summit musicians and keynote speakers…and so many others. It’s a beautiful, and sometimes all-too-rare, picture of Christian ministries and individuals laboring […]


What’s Your Red Bus?

Few things are more enlivening than seeing students wake to God’s heart for the orphan.  They recognize more than just another great need; rather, they begin to sense how the God of the universe cares deeply for the world’s most destitute, and calls His people to do the same.  In that sense of God’s heart […]


Orphan Sunday Weekend 2010

Upbeat reports are coming in from all across the country about what transpired over Orphan Sunday weekend.  From a stirring sermon in a suburban start-up church of fifty to city-wide efforts that touched scores of churches across a number of major metropolitan areas, it seems Orphan Sunday was just what all of us had hoped.  […]