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In the middle of a child's meltdown

Children with a trauma history can experience big emotions and challenging behaviors when they’re living in survival mode. As a foster parent, you can use these tips to calm the situation and help the child feel safe.

After a child's meltdown

Trauma changes the way children respond when they feel unsafe. Their big emotions and challenging behaviors are a result of living in survival mode. As a foster parent, you can use these tips to respond to a child’s behavior and help them feel safe.

We’re a team: How to advocate for your child

Knowing at least some of your child’s foster or adoption history helps teachers address their needs at school.

Finding families for children in Ethiopia

Bethany is leading the effort to ensure Ethiopian orphans are in homes, not orphanages.

We can work together to help this child

A foster mom shares how and why she began building relationships with her foster kids’ parents, and the difference that trust has made for everyone.

Parents aren’t the problem; they’re the solution

A growing movement in child welfare is focusing on keeping children safe with parents, not from parents. And that one word makes all the difference.

3 foster parents confront common myths 

I’m too old.” “I’m single.” “I’ve never parented before.” None of this will stop you from being an incredible foster parent for vulnerable kids!

A place of welcome: transitional foster care as an extension of biblical hospitality

A foster parent shares the joys and challenges of opening her home to unaccompanied children.

Addressing questions and concerns about unaccompanied children and transitional foster care

The crisis at the border is complicated and divisive. But helping unaccompanied children is a faith statement, not a political one.

A new family after the accident

After her son's devastating accident, Sandra decided to become a foster parent for teenage boys.

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