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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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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.

A veteran who served in Afghanistan now helps Afghan refugees resettle

For some families resettling in the U.S., this is the first time they’ve ever felt safe. Every one of us can do something to provide refugees with a warm welcome.

Falling in love with Mallory

When Lisa Marie decided to adopt a teenager through foster care, she realized there was no guide for how to fall in love with her daughter.

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.

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.

Finding families for children in Ethiopia

Bethany is leading the effort to ensure Ethiopian orphans are in homes, not orphanages.

We can work together to help this child

A foster mom shares how and why she began building relationships with her foster kids’ parents, and the difference that trust has made for everyone.

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