The CAFO Blog

The One Factor : How One Changes Everything

Can one person really make a difference in the world? The answer is a resounding YES! Are you the person? Author Doug Sauder makes the case that you are; at least you can be. But because you may think yourself inadequate to evoke change in the world, you don’t. Sauder writes, “One is always the […]


Castaway Kid : By R.B. Mitchell

Rob Mitchell is one of the last “lifers” raised in an American orphanage. Left by a dysfunctional family in an Illinois children’s home, he grew up with kids who were not friends but rather “co-survivors.” After becoming a Christian as a teenager, Rob found what he was looking for, home and family, in a relationship […]


The Middle Mom : By Christie Erwin

Every foster parent knows how hard, and yet how rewarding it can be to care for a child with a difficult past and an uncertain future. Christie Erwin has been a mom, in the middle of it, for countless children over nearly two decades. In this poignant and insightful book, she honestly shares the reality […]


The Lost Boy : By Dave Pelzer

Here he tells his story from the time he left his abusive mother and alcoholic father, through his experiences in five foster homes and juvenile detention, and how he eventually made it into the Air Force. He was a defiant, rebellious boy who, despite his background and personality, managed to endear himself to many guardians, […]


Small Town, Big Miracle: How Love Came To The Least Of These

A Focus On The Family Book. On one memorable day, while Bishop W. C. Martin and his wife, Donna, were in prayer together, God gave them a one-word message: “Adopt!” They were called to carry out literally James 1:27: “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans . […]


The Top 10 of Top 10 Lists For Foster Parents

Click on The_Top_10_Defining_Foster_Care_Experience by Tapestry @ Irving Bible Church in Irving, TX. The following lists have been compiled by a foster family with 3 biological children who have been fostering for 6 years, had 26 foster children (ages 4 days to 16 years), and are in the process of adopting for the first time! These […]