Bethany in Crofton
Bethany Christian Services of Maryland welcomes you to our family! We strive to make sure that you feel the love of Jesus Christ in all that we do with you and your family. We are here to assist with your counseling needs, your passion to expand your family, and your want to stand in the gap for those children who are in need of a forever family. Our services are more than just something that we do every day, they are something that we have been called to provide through God’s grace. Through our pregnancy support services, we want to come alongside and support you as you make a decision for you and your child's future—whether you plan to parent or make an adoption plan. These are times that you need someone who will be with you during and after your pregnancy, and along the rest of your journey. We want to thank you for choosing Bethany and we look forward to working with you and your family.
What We Do in Crofton, Maryland
Children in foster care have faced hardship and pain during their lives. When returning to their biological family is not an option, they need a safe place to call home, with a family to provide them with the love and care. There are more than 100,000 children in foster care who are available for adoption and they are waiting for a family like yours.
Our goal is to help expectant parents, and the adoptive families they choose, to make the adoption plan that works best for them and the child they both love.
Many children around the world are waiting for a forever family. Their early lives have included things like orphanages, abandonment, malnutrition, and even abuse—but they can thrive in a loving and nurturing home. Can you open your heart and home to one of these children?
Whether you are an adoptive parent, a birthparent, or were adopted yourself, our staff is dedicated to supporting you by providing you with the support, information, and resources you need through our clinical counseling services.
We are here for you. The choices that you make will be life-changing and we are here to help support you. You are not alone.
Often refugee families are separated between the time they leave their home and when they arrive in the U.S. When this happens, family reunification is difficult and children are considered unaccompanied minors. The only option for these children is to be cared for by a refugee foster care family.
Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Trafficking in Persons, we are able to provide comprehensive case management services to foreign-born victims of trafficking.
In partnership with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, Bethany provides support and case management services for displaced youth, often with a history of trauma, who have traveled without a parent or guardian to the United States. We provide youth with safety planning and referrals to community resources, working to keep them in families and communities who will safely and lovingly care for them.