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A Place to Call Home

Sep 25, 2015

Born in Rwanda, Benoit (pronounced Ben-WAH) Krussell spent years living in refugee camps in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic. “I grew up everywhere,” he said. An attentive student at school, Benoit knew he was smart. He was always at the top of his class. But …

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Every Child Podcast with Will Haney and Kristine Van Noord

Sep 21, 2015

It’s hard to imagine persecution and violence so encompassing, and so near, that you’d have to leave your country on foot to escape it. What would it be like to put your family on a boat, realizing you all could die, but knowing that you’ll be safer than staying in your home, where you almost …

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Every Child Podcast with Sonia Nazario

Apr 02, 2015

Every Child is a podcast from Bethany examining a variety of topics and issues relative to vulnerable children. From adoption and foster care to the introduction of sustainable social services in developing countries, Every Child features an informative discussion, led by Bethany’s President/CEO …

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Human Trafficking: How One Survivor Says You Can Help

Jan 15, 2015

Nicole* contributes today's post. Nicole was a victim of human trafficking and is now a thriving survivor. Human trafficking could be happening right in front of you without your realizing it. I know, because though I lived and worked out in the open, no one knew the truth about me, a girl named …

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Refilling an Empty Nest

Aug 26, 2014

Recently, there has been much discussion about the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America to the United States. The majority of these children have fled their home country to avoid being the victims of organized crime violence, including human trafficking—risking their lives and …

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Opening Hearts and Homes to Refugee Children

Aug 26, 2014

She should have been in school or laughing and playing with her friends in the village. Instead 13-year-old Cayla sat scared and alone in a detention center in Chicago. Cayla grew up in a traditional Chinese home in a remote village in the Fujian province. When she was 12 years old, her parents …

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Escape from War—Joseph’s Journey

Aug 15, 2014

Recently, there has been much discussion about the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America to The United States. The majority of these children have fled their home country to avoid being the victims of organized crime violence, including human trafficking—risking their lives and …

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I Can Finally Move on With My Life

Jul 22, 2013

When we first introduced you to Cayla Roberts, she was well on her way to a full and happy life despite being sold by her father into the sex-trafficking industry. In case you missed our feature on her, here’s a quick summary: Born in China, when her mother died her father sold her to “snakeheads”— …

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Happy Birthday, President Ford

Jul 15, 2013

What do Gerald R. Ford, Vietnam, and Bethany have in common? It’s an appropriate question to help us commemorate what would have been the former president’s 100th birthday on Sunday, July 14. When President Ford stepped in to lead our nation after Richard Nixon resigned from office, he inherited a …

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