Bethany in Lancaster
Since 1944, Bethany Christian Services has been reaching out to children who are alone or vulnerable. As a worldwide and community leader in adoption and family services, we know that a child's best chance to thrive is as part of a safe, loving, forever family.
- Want information about Safe Families PLUS offered in eastern Pennsylvania? Go here.
- Bethany in Lancaster is now partnering with Your Adoption Finance Coach to assist adoptive families raise funds for adoption. Learn More.
What We Do in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
There is a growing need for families willing to open their hearts and homes to children and teenagers who have been removed from their families because of neglect or abuse. These children need a loving family who will walk with them during a time of crisis and welcome them unconditionally into a caring home. The highest-priority need is for foster homes for sibling groups and children from minority groups.
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?
If you are an adoptive parent, adoptee, birthparent, or have legal custodianship or a formal kinship agreement, our staff is here to provide support through our post-adoption services. Working with SWAN, our services may be available at no cost for children 18 and under.
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.
Connecting with local businesses to help refugees find employment.
Connects refugee and immigrant families with churches and community resources to help them adjust to their new life in the U.S.
A national movement of compassion that helps families and children in crisis. This network of volunteer Host Families help parents who need temporary care for their children as they face unmanageable or critical circumstances.
A network of volunteer host families that mentors teens who do not want to be adopted but want the support of a family.