A Glipse of the Church in Uganda Rising for Orphans

Guest post from Jodi Jackson Tucker. This summer, Wendy Cheek – a long-time Orphan Sunday Coordinator in Michigan – shared an email with us that brought joy to our hearts. With her permission, we wanted to share it with you, too: My family just returned from a 2-week trip to Uganda where we were visiting […]

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Dialogue with Critics of Adoption and Orphan Care

A highlight of the CAFO2014 Summit for me was a workshop designed as a public discussion with Professor David Smolin.  I’ve valued a growing friendship with David and our many conversations.   Although we differ significantly on some issues, I felt it’d be very valuable for the CAFO community to hear and weigh Professor Smolin’s criticisms […]

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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 […]

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New Duke Study on Well-Being of Orphans Shakes Conventional Wisdom…And Confirms It

A significant new study released this week compares the effects of institutional and family-based care on orphaned children. The results upend some current assumptions about what’s best for children while also affirming others. I suspect that many people, myself included, will be digging deeper into the study’s details over the months ahead. But after a […]

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CAFO2014 Summit Live Interviews on Family Life Today this week!

The unforgettable Family Life Today interviews recorded at the CAFO2014 Summit will run this week! Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine interview two remarkable individuals highlighting stories of hurt and hope. Tyrone Flowers (August 28) shares about his childhood in foster care, the shooting that left him paralyzed, and how hope can be kindled in what […]

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National Foster Care Initiative Symposium

The NFCI Symposium this week was nothing short of amazing – one of the most encouraging and purposeful events I’ve attended in years. It was a vivid experience in itself and, best of all, it will ultimately provide an arsenal of advocacy and training video resources. Hosted at Lifechurch.tv in Oklahoma City, the Symposium captured […]

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Point of View Radio Interview

Hear yesterday’s Point of View radio interview with Barna Group President Dave Kinnaman and CAFO’s Jedd Medefind.  In the first portion of the show, host Kirby Anderson discusses the new Barna Frames books series with Kinnaman.  The second half digs into the book Becoming Home with Medefind and Kinnaman interviewed together. Audio is accessible via […]

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Ernie Johnson – Sports Announcer Superstar and Adoptive Dad

The Louisville Courier-Journal carried a great story yesterday on sports announcer Ernie Johnson.   It reveals that Ernie isn’t just one of the most recognized voices in sports today, he’s also committed follower of Christ and adoptive dad. Along with two biological children, the family of Ernie and Cheryl Johnson now includes a boy who came […]

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Great Article of the Orphan Care Movement in Washington State

The Pacific Northwest region is considered the least churched part of the country. But Christian orphan care, adoption and foster care are growing vibrantly, from the wet cities of Seattle and Portland to the high desert to the east. The Spokane Coeur D’ Alene Living Magazine recently spotlighted the movement growing across eastern Washington. It’s […]

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A Foster Care Failure

I had the privilege of speaking this week at a family camp. After one of the talks, an elderly couple approached me and asked if I had a moment for a story. The tale they shared began some three decades before. It was an account that made my heart hurt – a painful failed attempt […]

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