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"We can do this" — Trevor and Alyese's story

Adoption from foster care keeps three siblings together

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Family. Faith. Philanthropy.

Jay's father taught him when he was young that to whom much is given, much is expected. After finding the path God had destined him and his wife for, they began teaching their own daughters the tradition of giving and use a DAF to make the most impact.

A journey to Grace and a gift of a lifetime

Lisa Marie's journey to adopt her daughter Grace gave her a calling to do even more to make a difference for teens who are waiting for adoption. She established the Grace Fund, a Bethany Endowment that will help find safe homes, loving families, and a chance to heal for teens who are at risk of aging out of foster care without the support of a permanent family.

Leaving a legacy of love

Use FreeWill to create a will for free, plan for the future, take care of loved ones, and leave a legacy.

Opening the conversation

As Brendan and Ciera considered adoption, they assumed they would adopt in birth order—meaning children younger than their two biological kids. But they were soon moved by the high rates of homelessness for teen boys in their community.

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Seven ways to welcome a child in foster care into your home

You’ll learn simple actions to prepare for a new foster placement, such as preparing their bedroom, how to talk to children already in the house, and how to ask for help.

Navigating the dramatic decline in infant adoption: How Bethany is responding and shifting

In response to the declining number of infants available for adoption, Bethany is shifting programming and investing in services that safely keep families together.

Self-care for social workers

Yesenia Fermin, Bethany’s director of culture and belonging offers 4 ways social workers can build resilience—and why it matters for self-care.

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.

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