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Is my open adoption safe?

November 16, 2021

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.

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A veteran who served in Afghanistan now helps Afghan refugees resettle

November 11, 2021

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.

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3 tips for parenting teens from hard places 

October 20, 2021

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.

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Helping new mothers recover from substance use

October 12, 2021

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.

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Engaged fathers lead to stronger families

October 12, 2021

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.

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In the middle of a child's meltdown

August 26, 2021

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.

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After a child's meltdown

August 26, 2021

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.

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

August 18, 2021

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

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Finding families for children in Ethiopia

July 14, 2021

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

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Parents aren’t the problem; they’re the solution

June 23, 2021

A growing movement in child welfare is focusing on keeping children safe with parents, not from parents. And that one word makes all the difference.

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