Stories and Resources

Updates about those we serve

Kids and families in the U.S.
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Is my open adoption safe?

Three questions to consider when substance use is involved

3 tips for parenting teens from hard places 

The teen you love today was once a child who was hurt. That child is still there inside them, wanting and needing love.

Lead with your strengths in foster care

Familiar with teens and basketball, Julian uses his strengths as a foster parent.

Refugees and immigrants
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Learn the facts about refugees

Discover the answers to four common myths about refugees.

Unaccompanied minors at the border: What’s happening and how you can help

Unaccompanied children need safe and loving foster homes now.

7 ways to welcome refugees into your community

Following Jesus' call requires only a willingness to step up and serve.

Families around the world
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Faces of resilience: Serving refugees around the world

Read real stories from Ethiopia and Colombia.

Family sponsorship success story: The Djanie family

Once struggling to earn money, the family now sends Michael to medical school.

I thought I was an orphan

When violence separated her family, 14-year-old Mugeni believed she alone had survived.

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

Talk with your child's teacher about their unique needs

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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.

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.