"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.Play
"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.Play
"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.Play
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.Play
Safe, loved, and—most of all—connected
Parenting in the best of times can be stressful, and raising children without a community of support is harder still. For parents feeling isolated and overwhelmed, the ways they do or don't cope with stress may put their children in harm’s way. Key to ensuring the children are OK is making sure their parents are OK.
What the system taught me
From her first days as a Child Protective Services investigator to Bethany senior vice president, what Cheri Williams has learned over her social services career has changed her thinking about what’s best for children. Today she’s in a position to do something about that.