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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.Play
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.Play
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.
Falling in love with Mallory
When Lisa Marie decided to adopt a teenager through foster care, she realized there was no guide for how to fall in love with her daughter.
To the strangers caring for my children
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.