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The benefits and blessings of foster care

The Common Good

Dr. Kimberly Offutt spoke with the Common Good about foster care and adoption, as well as how the film Sound of Hope: Possum Trot can impact families and children.

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The Children From Her Heart: A Story of Adoption and Foster Care with Dr. Kimberly Offutt

Anchors of Encouragement Podcast

Dr. Kim’s story is a testament to patience and love in adoption. Reflecting on adopting four children from foster care, she defies conventions and dispels myths about parenting and birth order.

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The foster care system must serve relatives, too

The Detroit News

Family reunification should be the goal of foster care. Kinship care should be the norm while a child is in the foster system.

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Helping hands: Bethany Christian Services partners with ‘Sound of Hope: the Possum Trot Story’

Centre Daily Times

“Sound of Hope” captures the profound impact that love, compassion and perseverance can have on the lives of children in need.

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Chair Cardin, Rep. Lieu Introduce Resolution Recognizing World Refugee Day

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Today, on World Refugee Day, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Calif.-36) were joined by 22 Senate and 57 House colleagues to introduce a resolution affirming the United States’ commitment to supporting the safety, health, and welfare of refugees and forcibly displaced persons worldwide as they flee persecution, conflict, and violence.

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Keeping families together through kinship care


Through The Say Yes to FAMILY (Family Always Matters in the Lives of Youth) program, Bethany Christian Services offers several resources to keep families together through kinship placements. (Sponsored)

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From Afghanistan to Allentown: How an Afghan family resettled, embodied courage and befriended a landlord

The Morning Call

After fleeing a country just over two years after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, the family have assimilated to the United States and are rebuilding their lives. Through the challenges of navigating a new culture, they’ve made connections along the way and built a lifelong friendship with John Siegfried, their landlord.

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Daily kindness can help children, others heal

Worcester Telegram

With concerted, unified effort, we can build a world where children feel safe and parents are given support.

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Pittsburgh event recognizes the struggles, contributions of refugees

NPR Pittsburgh

Thousands of those folks, hailing from dozens of countries, now live in Allegheny County. On Thu., June 20, they’ll be honored with this year’s edition of Pittsburgh’s own celebration of World Refugee Day.

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Sharing About Foster Care

Inside Indy

Foster parents Julia and Andrew Ekrich share their experiences of foster care through Bethany

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