Bethany in Philadelphia
Supporting kids and families in our community
Infant Adoption in the U.S.
When an expectant parent decides to pursue adoption, we offer support as they seek adoptive parents for their child.
We help thousands of expectant parents every year—of all ages and backgrounds—and empower them to make a plan. Only they can make the decision, but they don’t have to make it alone.
Post Adoption Services
If you are an adoptive parent, adoptee, birthparent, or have legal custodianship or a formal kinship agreement, our staff is here to provide support through our post-adoption services. Working with SWAN, our services may be available at no cost for children 18 and under.
For foster families around the world opening their hearts and homes to children, we seek to provide ongoing support—every heartwarming and heartbreaking step of the way.
Foster Care Adoption in the U.S.
Imagine growing up without the stability of a permanent family. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for many children. That's why we do everything possible to ensure they have a stable, nurturing family.
Safe Families for Children
When parents are going through a temporary crisis, we find families to care for their children. This allows parents to take essential steps toward stability.
Short-Term Immigrant Foster Care
As a foster parent, you’ll provide a safe and loving temporary home for unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the U.S., until they can be reunited with a family member.
Sometimes you need someone to talk with you through life’s challenges—especially through the ongoing and ever-changing pandemic. We’re here for you when you do. Bethany’s Christian counselors are clinically certified and have a proven track record in their area of expertise.
Home Study and Post Release Services
Children around the world flee their homes due to war, violence, natural disasters, or persecution. These unaccompanied children seek refuge and a safe, comforting place to heal.
Preferred Communities - Ukraine
Our program is designed to help you thrive in your new community by assisting with enrollment in government assistance and job programs, English language programs, access to medical and dental services, and more.
Employment Services - Ukraine
Every year, refugees from Ukraine are resettled in the U.S., seeking safety and a chance at a new life. With your help, we surround refugees with welcome and support during one of the hardest times in their lives.
Every year, tens of thousands of refugees are resettled in the U.S., seeking safety and a chance at a new life. With your help, we surround refugees with welcome and support during one of the hardest times in their lives.
If your family is experiencing neglect, family conflict, domestic abuse, substance use, or mental health problems, we welcome you into our Homebuilders program.
Parenting isn’t easy. And when you have questions or challenges, you want to know someone understands and has your back. Parent Cafés bring you together with other parents and caregivers for encouraging, supportive conversation. Whatever you’re facing as a parent, you’re not alone.
Wraparound Stabilization Services
Support services for refugees that help recognize signs of trafficking, reduce risk of exploitation, and address trauma through counseling.
Safe Release Support
At Bethany we stand for children and their safety. In order to promote the mission of Safe Release Support, Bethany partners with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to provide services to sponsors of unaccompanied children (UC). The Safe Release Support(SRS) program provides fingerprinting services, data collection, and referrals to resources for potential sponsors of the unaccompanied children.