Stories and Resources

Updates about those we serve

Kids and families in the U.S.
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Lead with your strengths in foster care

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

The keys to open relationships after foster care adoption

6 tips from an adoptive parent.

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

A fundamental shift in child welfare prioritizes strengthening families and keeping them together.

Refugees and immigrants
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Learn the facts about refugees

Discover the answers to four common myths about refugees.

Former Vietnamese refugee fosters six refugee youth

Phillip knows what they’ve been through—this was his story too.

Trafficked by her own family: Julia’s story

After years of forced labor, Julia's foster family gave her new hope.

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.

Featured resources for parents

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.

Lead with your strengths in foster care

Familiar with foster care, it was a no brainer for Julian and his wife to become foster parents. But Julian quickly learned how to put his skills and strengths to work to best care for the kids in his home.