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03/31/2021

How Good Friday Is for Broken and Hurting Parents

The reality of life in a broken world is that we see pain everywhere we look. And perhaps nowhere is pain more poignant than in the lives of hurting children. We see suffering in broken homes, overpacked orphanages, and CPS offices. …

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12/30/2020

The Best of 2020 (According to You!)

2020 has been challenging, but we’ve seen God do some amazing things. As we reflect here at year-end, we’re sharing 12 of our blog and social media posts that resonated most with you (and other members of our audience) in …

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10/21/2020

Orphan Sunday Is Coming November 8!

On Sunday, November 8, thousands of men and women across the globe will observe Orphan Sunday, and we want you to join us! We are rallying individuals and churches worldwide—in partnership with Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)—to be the light for …

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09/16/2020

The Power of a Seed: My Journey in Foster Care

My name is Crystal Williams, and I am a former foster youth. I aged out of the foster care system at the age of 18, and I was so blessed to be able to be in a family that decided …

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09/14/2020

Small Matters: 9 Powerful Quotes

Small matters: little things can (re)make a life. Small matters was the theme for the CAFO2020 Summit that was held last week. And like so many other events in our lives this year, the Summit looked very different than usual. Typically, …

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08/10/2020

Join Us! Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit

You are invited to an exciting online summit. On Thursday–Friday, September 10–11, thousands of orphan care, foster care, and adoption advocates—like you—will gather online for the 2020 Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Summit. If you want to connect with like-minded …

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05/20/2020

#1 Tip for New Foster Parents

Right now in the U.S., over 400,000 children are in foster care. And experts predict that the number could increase significantly after stay-at-home restrictions are lifted nationwide. Foster parents are needed now more than ever. The Forgotten Initiative (TFI) is …

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03/04/2020

Are There Still Orphanages in America?

You ask… Are there still orphanages in America? Good question. Let’s start from the beginning. The first orphanage was established in the United States in 1729. By 1850, 56 orphanages were up and running, responding to health epidemics and the …

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03/02/2020

A Word to the Weary Mom

International Women’s Day is this week. But I don’t expect you to know that since you spend your mornings rushing around feeding your kids and getting them ready for school. (Whoever invented the phrase “herding cats” never herded children.) Who has …

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02/10/2020

How to Strengthen Your Marriage while Fostering or Adopting

Dennis and Barbara Rainey know a thing or two about how to strengthen a marriage They’ve strengthened their marriage even while caring for the world’s most vulnerable. They’ve been married over 40 years and have 6 grown children, one of whom …

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