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Groundbreaking Study on Adults Who Experienced Childhood Separation from Parents

This month, the CAFO Center on Applied Research for Vulnerable Children and Families is launching an expansive new research project on the unique experiences and special strengths of individuals who lived apart from parental care as children in any nation around the world — whether in residential care, foster care or otherwise.   A huge array […]


New: CAFO Study on the Rapid Return of Children in Residential Care to Family as a Result of COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to impact vulnerable children and families around the world. In response to the pandemic, some governments have required residential care providers to rapidly return children to families without proper preparation for the transition.  While family reunification should be a priority whenever possible, these mandates put many nonprofits in a challenging position by forcing […]


Humanitarian Photographer Ronnie Mosley – Pictures That Move You to Action

Photographer Ronnie Mosley came to his vocation through pain. He and his wife Carol lost their beloved daughter to cancer. They’ll mourn that loss the rest of their days. But they also have seen God’s redemptive work amidst it, leading them through their own sorrow to advocate for others who face deep sorrow as well […]


New Tool Helps Global Child-Serving Organizations Improve Programs

A new tech-based tool will help OVC-serving organizations assess and then strengthen the quality and results of their programs worldwide.  The “Core Elements Self-Assessment” enables organizations to identify and analyze strengths and areas for growth within their programs, then access recommended tools and guidance to enhance both.   The field of care for vulnerable children – […]


EXPANDED: Guidance for Short-Term Missions Now Paired with Real-Life Models

In March, the Christian Alliance for Orphans released, “Wise Short-Term Missions:  8 Principles for Benefiting Orphans and Vulnerable Children.”  As affirmed in the guide, “Short-term missions trips carry potential for much good and much harm. Wise engagement is critical, especially when we hope to benefit children.” Now, an expanded version of the guide is available, […]


Family Separation at the U.S. Border

The Christian Alliance for Orphans is not a lobbying entity and generally keeps a strong focus on the role of families and churches, not government.  However, we are sometimes asked to share perspective and insight on issues related to vulnerable children with the Federal, state and international governments. Current debates on immigration cover myriad complex […]