Loving a child will change your life
When considering adoption, prospective parents may be looking (consciously or unconsciously) for a child who will “fit” their family. But waiting children in foster care need families who will make room for them and welcome them as they are.
Is my open adoption safe?
Adoptive parents may wonder if it’s safe for their child to have an open relationship with birth parents who have a history of substance use. These questions and tips will help you set boundaries and adjust expectations.
Caring Connection grant supports Peyton’s medical needs
When Peyton was born, his adoptive parents quickly learned they would need to alter their financial plans to provide for his medical needs. That’s when Bethany donors stepped in.
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.
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.
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.