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When family changes everything: A kinship care story

Taylor was at her lowest point. Still recovering from a mental health crisis, she was abandoned by her guardians with nowhere to go. She was a teen headed for a residential facility until 30 Days to Family® at Bethany found Taylor a family she didn’t know she had.

YouthBuild changed my life

At 17, Ebony entered foster care homeless and with a newborn daughter. Without parents in the picture, she needed caring, trusted adults to help guide her next steps toward her future.

Keeping siblings together

For years James and Tamisha talked about becoming foster parents, setting aside the discussion until it circled back again. When they were ready, they made a...

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In it for the long haul: Stacey’s foster parenting story

As a youth basketball coach, Stacey was skilled at making connections with teens. And she realized she could naturally transition her coaching skills to provide care and opportunities for teens as a foster parent.

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“God, show me the way to help.”

A serious injury left Matilde feeling helpless and without direction. Learn how Matilde has found joy and purpose by caring for refugee and immigrant children.

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"It just wouldn't leave my spirit": Michele becomes a foster mom

Michele couldn’t shake the feeling that she felt led to provide a safe, loving home to unaccompanied migrant children.

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"What are you going to leave behind?"

When Cesar and Alexia saw news reports of unaccompanied children housed in detention center cages, they were moved to become short-term immigrant foster parents. Over a year a half, they’ve provided a temporary home to more than 60 children from nearly a dozen Central and South American countries.

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"Somehow, I want to give back"

Motivated by their own immigrant experiences, Sarah and Mario live out their faith by welcoming refugee and immigrant children into their home. As short-term immigrant foster parents, they provide a safe, temporary home for children waiting to be reunified with their family in the U.S.

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"When you choose family, some pretty cool things can happen"

Silas and Hannah’s first parenting experience has been caring for a Guatemalan girl through long-term immigrant foster care. In this video, learn how the couple saw the migration crisis as an opportunity to make an impact in a child’s life, what it takes to be a foster parent to an immigrant child, and how their faith motivates them to love their neighbor.

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Showing welcome to an Afghan teen

Anna and Chuliang became licensed as foster parents just as the withdrawal from Afghanistan began in 2021. They welcomed an Afghan teen into their family shortly after. In this video, Anna and Chuliang share the special bond between their son, Henry, age 4, and their foster teen. Chuliang also shares how his experience as an immigrant from China informs their parenting.

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