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To the strangers caring for my children

After Lucy escaped sex trafficking, violence, and addiction, Safe Families for Children volunteers provided a safe, temporary home for Lucy’s children so she could get the help she needed to heal.

3 tips for parenting teens from hard places 

Teens with a trauma history may be protecting themselves when they keep foster and adoptive parents at a distance. Try these tips to make a lasting connection.

Helping new mothers recover from substance use

When a woman is struggling with addiction and facing an unexpected pregnancy, it’s easy for her to feel hopeless and alone. That’s why Bethany meets these women where they are, in recovery and preparing to give birth.

Engaged fathers lead to stronger families

While working with families enrolled in our family preservation program, Bethany’s Ethiopia team recognized that inviting fathers to become more engaged with their children would lead to stronger families.

After fleeing the Taliban, an Afghan refugee begins a new life

Ali worked alongside the U.S. government in Afghanistan. But as the U.S. military withdrew, he was forced to flee his homeland.

After fleeing the Taliban, an Afghan refugee begins a new life

Ali worked alongside the U.S. government in Afghanistan. But as the U.S. military withdrew, he was forced to flee his homeland.

In the middle of a child's meltdown

Children with a trauma history can experience big emotions and challenging behaviors when they’re living in survival mode. As a foster parent, you can use these tips to calm the situation and help the child feel safe.

After a child's meltdown

Trauma changes the way children respond when they feel unsafe. Their big emotions and challenging behaviors are a result of living in survival mode. As a foster parent, you can use these tips to respond to a child’s behavior and help them feel safe.

We’re a team: How to advocate for your child

Knowing at least some of your child’s foster or adoption history helps teachers address their needs at school.

Battle for Family

Submit a video of your original song performance, and battle for a chance to record a music video with gospel music legend, Fred Hammond!

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