Is God calling you into a greater personal commitment to care for orphans? Being well-supported in your ministry will encourage, strengthen and equip you for the day-to-day journey.


Here are five organizations producing great content and resources that can help:  



  1. Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)

CAFO is the leading network of orphan care ministries in the U.S., comprised of more than 180 respected organizations and a global network of churches (LSM included). Check out their blog and website for moving content, encouragement and ideas.




  1. Orphan Care Network (OCN)

OCN walks alongside families as they pursue orphan care; provides resources for churches to implement and manage a healthy orphan care ministry; and connects families in orphan care with one another as they foster, adopt, advocate, or provide support.



  1. Confessions of An Adoptive Parent

Perfect for adoptive or foster parents, this blog provides powerful resources on a regular basis for the weary or confused parent. Regardless of how difficult your adoption or foster journey has been, if you’re looking for hope from the trenches … look no further.



  1. Together for Adoption (T4A)

T4A provides a theological base for our calling to care for the fatherless. Through networks, resources and an annual conference, they provide meaningful networks to mobilize the church for global orphan care.



  1. Orphan Sunday

A global collection of churches and organizations organize thousands of locally-led events across America and around the globe on Orphan Sunday—November 13, 2016, or the first Sunday of October. This CAFO initiative provides tangible ways your church or small group can make a difference in your local community.



We’d love to hear from you. Where do you find the best inspiration? What organizations or blogs would you add to this list?