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Change begins at home

When Mia’s behaviors escalated, she was hospitalized for months because local residential care facilities would not admit her. Intensive, home-based intervention made it possible for her to come home again.

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.

Four questions about shared parenting

Everyone benefits when parents and foster parents are focused on the child’s well-being.

Keeping children safe and loved through foster care

Tamika and Chris have been foster parents through Bethany for about four years, but they consider themselves not just foster parents, but a foster family.

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Keeping Lucy's family together

After Lucy escaped sex trafficking, violence, and addiction, Safe Families for Children volunteers provided a safe, temporary home for Lucy’s children so she could get the help she needed to heal.

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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.

Caring Connection grant supports Peyton’s medical needs

When Peyton was born, his adoptive parents quickly learned they would need to alter their financial plans to provide for his medical needs. That’s when Bethany donors stepped in.

I was so eager for a family

After waiting seven years to be adopted, Mallory was 14 when she finally found a family of her own. Her story gives a voice to other waiting teens who need a family.

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