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Helping teens in foster care feel at home

As foster parents, Danny and Dahlia love to help teens. It’s not only the urgent need for foster homes for teens, although that’s part of it.

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Opening the conversation

As Brendan and Ciera considered adoption, they assumed they would adopt in birth order—meaning children younger than their two biological kids. But they were soon moved by the high rates of homelessness for teen boys in their community.

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"We're called to help"

For Marla and Robert, short-term immigrant foster care is an opportunity to be a part of the solution to the crisis of immigrant children coming across the border without their parents.

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What are the requirements to be a foster parent?

Learn age, space, and work requirements for becoming a foster parent.

Change begins at home

When Mia’s behaviors escalated, she was hospitalized for months because local residential care facilities would not admit her. Intensive, home-based intervention made it possible for her to come home again.

Navigating the dramatic decline in infant adoption: How Bethany is responding and shifting

In response to the declining number of infants available for adoption, Bethany is shifting programming and investing in services that safely keep families together.

Self-care for social workers

Yesenia Fermin, Bethany’s director of culture and belonging offers 4 ways social workers can build resilience—and why it matters for self-care.

Four questions about shared parenting

Everyone benefits when parents and foster parents are focused on the child’s well-being.

Keeping children safe and loved through foster care

Tamika and Chris have been foster parents through Bethany for about four years, but they consider themselves not just foster parents, but a foster family.

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Keeping Lucy's family together

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.

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