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Three Former Orphans Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to Promote Adoption

Three young men adopted from orphanages by Ukrainian families are climbing Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro this month to champion adoption.   The group will also meet with African leaders to encourage local adoptions and share their adoption stories in African churches. The efforts are being coordinated by our friends at Ukraine Without Orphans and World Without Orphans.  […]


Passion for Orphans Continues to Grow in the Ukrainian Church

It’s been breathtaking to see the way God is stirring hearts in the church in Ukraine for local adoption and orphan care. As previously described, last month more than 500 Ukrainian, Russian and other believers from the region gathered in Kiev, to explore how to continue growing a vision for care for orphans within the […]


Eastern European Summit

It’s been thrilling to see the growth of a truly locally-led orphan care movement in Ukraine and the surrounding countries.   As we often express, the ultimate desire of CAFO is to see the local church in every nation rise as the primary answer for the orphans in their midst. Today and tomorrow, a tremendous expression […]


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 […]


Unforgettable Video from Ukraine

The Orphan Sunday campaign in Ukraine is on fire, with excellent leadership from the team at Ukraine Without Orphans. They’ve just released a film that weaves an unforgettable story in a 3-minute film.  You don’t need to speak Russian to be deeply moved.  Although the Ukraine team’s message often emphasizes the real costs that can […]


Creative Ways to Mirror God’s Heart

I love seeing the creative ways Christians are reflecting God’s heart for the fatherless.  This blog highlighted a few months ago the engaged couple who decided to ask that all their wedding gifts be donated to help a family complete their adoption.  There was also the “Father and Son Bowl” flag football game and fundraiser […]