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Weighing the Cost of Foster Care Adoption

Apr 28, 2017

Q&A with Jamie Maatman, Foster Care Adoption Supervisor, Bethany Christian Services of Michigan, Holland Expense is often a barrier for families that want to adopt. While foster care adoption may be a “low-cost” option, Jamie Maatman encourages families to weigh other factors beyond cost. Is it …

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Family Makes the Difference

Apr 21, 2017

by Kimberly Offutt, MSW, National Foster Care Adoption Director, Bethany Christian Services Fifteen-year-old McLyne represented one of nearly 112,000 youth in foster care waiting for an adoptive family. Like many other teens in the foster care system, McLyne lived in the sterile environment of one …

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8 Ideas to Encourage and Support Foster Families

Apr 07, 2017

by April Kiekintveld, Recruitment and Retention Specialist, Bethany Christian Services of Michigan, Holland Perhaps you or someone you know has a heart for foster care but isn’t ready just yet to become a foster parent. We understand foster parenting isn’t for everyone, but there are many ways to …

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