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Love is not enough, but it does not fail

Loss hurts. Unexpected loss cuts deep. Maybe I should have retired my idealistic “Super Mom” cape before we adopted, because my vision of a “happily ever after” adoption needed a major adjustment.

All of this is worth it

Fostering medically fragile children takes extra time, effort, care, but Bethany provides training and support so foster parents like Dan and Katy can provide a safe place for children to heal and thrive.


Welcome is in our DNA

Church ministries should be making it evident that all are welcome and cared for—including foster families.


Fostering is just being part of our family

Will and Colleen don’t do anything halfway. So when they said yes to foster parenting, it changed their whole lives.


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...


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.


“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.


"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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