I let them read about who I am
After more than 10 years in foster care and aging out without a family, Bridgette was angry about what happened to her. Today as a foster parent, she believes God has given her story a bigger purpose.
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
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.
A veteran who served in Afghanistan now helps Afghan refugees resettle
For some families resettling in the U.S., this is the first time they’ve ever felt safe. Every one of us can do something to provide refugees with a warm welcome.
3 tips for parenting teens from hard places
Teens with a trauma history may be protecting themselves when they keep foster and adoptive parents at a distance. Try these tips to make a lasting connection.
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.