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BETHANY APPLAUDS SENATORS PETERS AND GRASSLEY FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN CHILD WELFARE LEGISLATION

Grand Rapids, Mich., July 14, 2016 – Bethany Christian Services, a global nonprofit organization committed to bringing and keeping families together, today applauded U.S. Senators Gary Peters ( …

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7 Steps to Keep Your Foster Child Safe Online

Posted by clee on Tuesday, August 23, 2016
by Chante Hensley, MSW, Assistant Branch Director, BCS of East Tennessee When my husband, Matt, and I became foster parents, one of our first placements was a 16-year-old girl with a smartphone and …

7 Steps to Keep Your Foster Child Safe Online

Posted by clee on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

by Chante Hensley, MSW, Assistant Branch Director, BCS of East Tennessee When …

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6 Strategies for Securing Support

Posted by clee on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

As you consider foster parenting, or anticipate your first placement, you may …

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6 Tips for Back-to-School

Posted by clee on Monday, August 08, 2016

by Rhonda Fitzsimmons and Sara Blomeling DeRoo Every August, parents share …

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Reframing Your Student's Success

Posted by curen on Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Parents who are fostering or have adopted a teen from foster care want their …

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More than Selling Purses

Posted by curen on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

With two teenage boys, a recent move to follow her husband’s career, and …

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Let's Face it...We are Dealing with a Foster Care Crisis

Posted by curen on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

We need to face it...our nation has a foster care crisis on its hands. …

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Don't Let a Foster Kid become Another Statistic

Posted by curen on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

It’s almost halfway through summer and school is just around the corner (if you can wrap your mind around that)! Soon, ads will be popping up everywhere competing for the best deals on uniforms …

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“Family Means…Someone Who Doesn’t Beat Me”

Posted by curen on Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Cody was just 5 years old when he was removed from his birth family. After …

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6 Ways to Become a Strong Foster Family

Posted by curen on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Every family with teenagers needs to do what works for them, but here are a few …

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5 Ways Foster Families Can Cheer On Parents

Posted by clee on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

5 Ways Foster Families Can Cheer On Parents by Sarah A., Foster Parent& …

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Can I foster a child?

Posted by clee on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

"We’re not looking for perfect people who live in huge homes and make a …

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Why Do Kids "Bounce" in Foster Care?

Posted by clee on Tuesday, June 07, 2016

by Sara Blomeling DeRoo, Program Manager and Trauma Specialist with  …

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Foster Parents Deserve a Day Too

Posted by curen on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

As Foster Care Awareness Month comes to a close, we are grateful to share that Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan declares May 1, 2016 as Foster Mother’s Day and June 5, 2016 as Foster Father's …

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What it Takes to Become a Foster Parent

Posted by curen on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Twitter Chat: A live question and answer session hosted by Bethany Christian Services' Kim Offutt and Brad Keller to discuss "What It Takes To Become A Foster Parent." #BethanyChat #NFCM2016 [ …

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A 15-Year-Old Girl Posted This...

Posted by curen on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

What Happens Next Will Make You Want to Cry For most 15-year-old girls, Facebook is a popular way to catch up with friends, post funny videos of pets, or share your excitement over the latest boy …

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Change for One Child

Posted by clee on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

“It’s like an epidemic,” Megan said, reflecting on the staggering number of children in foster care in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May is National Foster Care Month, and there …

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Life Full-Circle

Posted by clee on Friday, May 06, 2016

Life Full-Circle by Richard Oden After the first four or five moves, you …

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6 Foster Care Fictions...and Facts

Posted by clee on Friday, April 29, 2016

More than 400,000 children are in foster care in the United States. They …

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Stepping Stones Transition

Posted by clee on Wednesday, April 06, 2016

We are writing to let you know about an important change to one of our Bethany ministries. For many years, Bethany has offered an infertility and pregnancy loss ministry with a newsletter called …

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A Family Changes Everything

Posted by clee on Thursday, January 21, 2016

Benti and his wife, Adanech, had been married 14 years when they learned that …

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A Paradigm Shift on Human Trafficking

Posted by clee on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bethany's Family Model Throughout January, Human Trafficking Awareness month, …

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Friends... and Family

Posted by clee on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Little Mekdi smiled at everyone in her Ethiopian orphanage. Bed-ridden due to …

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A Place They Can Call Home

Posted by clee on Tuesday, December 08, 2015

On their first date, Emily informed Drew that if there was to be a second date, …

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5 Tips to Enjoy the Holidays (with fewer meltdowns!)

Posted by clee on Wednesday, December 02, 2015

by Molly Buist, Owner and Clinical Director of The Center for Childhood …

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Wait for the Lord

Posted by clee on Tuesday, December 01, 2015

by Kallie, adoptive mother As my husband, David, and I prepared to marry in 200 …

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Every Child Podcast with Jennifer Winkelmann

Posted by clee on Monday, November 30, 2015

Although adoptive families complete many hours of required education and training, Jennifer Winkelmann has noticed a trend among those adopting a child who has experienced trauma. “So many …

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A Light Shines in the Darkness

Posted by clee on Monday, November 30, 2015

by Kristin Meyer The holiday season is now in full swing, and I know well the …

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6 Ways You can Help End the Orphan Crisis

Posted by curen on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Every year, children around the world are exposed to poverty, disease, war, and …

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Adoption Didn’t Heal My Infertility

Posted by clee on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

by Jillian Burden I’m one of those people who will absolutely gush if …

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1000 Tiny Miracles

Posted by clee on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

by Jaime, adoptive parent If I've learned anything in this life, it's don't …

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Every Child Podcast with Deborah Gray

Posted by clee on Monday, November 09, 2015

In Bethany’s pre-adoption training, parents hear a lot about attachment—what it is and why it’s important for you and your child. It takes time and consistency to build an open, …

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Every Child Podcast with Debra Fileta

Posted by clee on Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Debra Fileta is convinced that a developed sense of identity is key to forming healthy dating and marriage relationships. “If you don’t know who you are,” she said, “you …

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5 Ways To Support National Adoption Month

Posted by clee on Thursday, October 29, 2015

Every child deserves a loving family, and Bethany has been bringing children …

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When Your "No" is Someone Else's "Yes"

Posted by clee on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

by Katie M. Reid This post is part 2 of Katie's story. You can read Part 1& …

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Every Child Podcast with Dan Bremnes

Posted by clee on Monday, October 26, 2015

Dan Bremnes began writing music at 16 with ambitions to become a rock star. But a mission trip with Youth With a Mission changed the course of his life, and Dan began to see how God could …

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Connecting Hearts and Changing Lives

Posted by curen on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Each year in November, we mark National Adoption Month by celebrating families …

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Zichrono Livracha

Posted by clee on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Thursday, October 15, is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. …

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A Place to Call Home

Posted by clee on Friday, September 25, 2015

Born in Rwanda, Benoit (pronounced Ben-WAH) Krussell spent years living in …

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Every Child Podcast with Will Haney and Kristine Van Noord

Posted by clee on Monday, September 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, …

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Every Child Podcast with Gene Balloun

Posted by clee on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

“Find something you love to do,” the saying goes, “and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” A career litigator with the Kansas City law firm Shook, Hardy & …

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Every Child Podcast with Kendall Coffman

Posted by clee on Tuesday, September 08, 2015

“A national pastor from Zimbabwe came to our church and spoke about difficulties in his country, including the plight of orphans there. He said, ‘In my country, children are taking care …

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Every Child Podcast with Desirée White

Posted by clee on Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Desirée White was 17 when God put adoption on her heart. Then, five years ago—“on a normal Sunday morning in church”—she sensed God speaking to her again. “It …

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Every Child Podcast with Jessica Mullen

Posted by clee on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

When Jessica Mullen began doing sidewalk counseling outside of abortion clinics, she was surprised by how little adoption was considered or even presented as an option for women facing an unplanned …

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Family-Based Care Keeps Families Together

Posted by clee on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

by Bill Blacquiere, President and CEO The latest UNICEF statistics show there …

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Every Child Podcast with Elizabeth Styffe

Posted by clee on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

“If one family out of every four churches in the U.S. would adopt a child, there would be no more orphans in the United States.” Elizabeth Styffe is confident in making this bold …

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Lived and Learned

Posted by clee on Tuesday, August 04, 2015

About 20 percent of teens in foster care who graduate from high school at age 18 …

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Every Child Podcast with Traci Heim

Posted by clee on Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Traci Heim was on her way to Russia to support a friend who was adopting a child from an orphanage. Friends and colleagues had teased her saying, “You’re sooo going to adopt somebody.& …

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Every Child Podcast with Jayne Schooler

Posted by clee on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Realistic expectations are essential for any parent embarking on an adoption or foster care journey. While some might have an almost romantic notion of “rescuing” a child in need, what& …

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Hope for Children in Foster Care

Posted by clee on Monday, July 20, 2015

More than 23,000 children in the United States “age out” of the …

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Every Child Podcast with Margot Starbuck

Posted by clee on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Margot Starbuck contributes to the adoption conversation with a variety of perspectives. She is an adoptee, an adoptive mother, an author, and an advocate for people with intellectual and …

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Every Child Podcast with Abby Johnson

Posted by clee on Monday, July 06, 2015

In 2009, one of the pro-life movement’s most outspoken advocates came from an unlikely source—a former abortion clinic director with Planned Parenthood. Abby Johnson was first …

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Every Child Podcast with Dr. Lyn Westman

Posted by jhouse on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

For nearly 40 years, Mercy Ships has been providing medical care in developing nations aboard a fleet of ships—essentially floating hospitals—sharing hope, healing, and Christ in 581 …

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Every Child Podcast with Jamie Schwandt

Posted by jhouse on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Before Jamie Schwandt was a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve—before he served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, earned his Doctor of …

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Dona's Legacy: Creative, Innovative Leadership

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Saturday, April 11, 2015

Social worker Dona Abbott has been with Bethany Christian Services for 38 years. As she reflected on her career, she said, “The Lord put me in the right place. I wanted to honor him wherever …

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Every Child Podcast with Dr. Curt Thompson

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, April 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 …

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Every Child Podcast with Sonia Nazario

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, April 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 …

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Every Child Podcast with Kevin Riedel

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, April 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 …

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Every Child Podcast with Tyrone Flowers

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, April 02, 2015

Listen to Bethany’s Every Child audio podcast. Bethany leadership engages Christian artists and leading voices from ministries, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies in discussing …

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Giving Back to Foster Care

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, March 23, 2015

“Living in foster care can be a traumatic experience, one in which walking a mile in the shoes of those living through it, isn’t so easy—it’s critical that these children don& …

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Surviving Motherhood

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, March 09, 2015

...Without a Cape There’s no shortage of advice for how to be a better mom. Books, magazines, and seminars are devoted to this topic as are whole social media platforms (Pinterest, anyone?). …

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Hope and Help after Adoption

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, March 06, 2015

Today’s guest post is contributed by Tina Caudill. Tina is the founder of Adoption Identity Movement of Michigan. She is the MI Representative for the American Adoption Congress and member of …

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Every Child Podcast with Justin Lee

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, February 27, 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 …

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Asking Good Questions

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Something clicked for Patty when she began reading Helen Lee’s The Missional Mom. The book inspired Patty to live a life of action that would model to her daughters what it means to put God …

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Every Child Podcast with Acacia Bamberg Salatti

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Listen to Bethany’s Every Child audio podcast. Bethany leadership engages Christian artists and leading voices from ministries, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies in discussing …

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Bethany’s Presidents Leave a Legacy

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, February 16, 2015

As our country recognizes those who have served the highest office in the land on Presidents Day, we at Bethany remember our own organization’s presidents. In its 70-year history, four …

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Every Child Podcast with Rik Swartzwelder

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, February 09, 2015

Listen to Bethany’s Every Child audio podcast. Bethany leadership engages Christian artists and leading voices from ministries, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies in discussing …

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Every Child Podcast with Dr. Rhonda Littleton

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, January 30, 2015

Listen to Bethany’s Every Child audio podcast. Bethany leadership engages Christian artists and leading voices from ministries, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies in discussing …

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Mothers Beware: False Positives

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Today’s guest post is contributed by Amylynn Warners. Today, prenatal testing is common. Most of the time, the tests indicate all is well for mother and child, and the impending birth of a …

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The Gift of Life

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, January 26, 2015

Today’s guest post is contributed by Amylynn Warners. Amylynn shares Paige’s story—a beautiful expression of love in the wake of heartbreak.  In 2003, Paige was an 18-year- …

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A Family's Unfolding Love Story

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, January 19, 2015

Hanna and Chazz were living in an orphanage in China. Both had special needs. Chazz had an ear problem, and Hanna had a congenital heart defect. Growing up as orphans, they had no parents to provide …

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Every Child Podcast with Dr. Timothy Paul Jones

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, January 16, 2015

Listen to Bethany’s Every Child audio podcast. Bethany leadership engages Christian artists and leading voices from ministries, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies in discussing …

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Human Trafficking: How One Survivor Says You Can Help

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, January 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 …

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The Most Fundamental Need of a Child: Family

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, January 07, 2015

How One Church Has Responded to the Global Orphan Crisis Today’s guest post is contributed by Natalie Lederhouse. It was a cold and rainy night when I arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, …

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Help With My Unplanned Pregnancy

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, January 05, 2015

Today’s guest blog is contributed by Natasha Mueller, a birthmother who celebrates the sweet life her son has—the life she always imagined and gave him through an open adoption plan. …

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Every Child Podcast with Greg Smalley

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, December 19, 2014

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 …

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Giving life saves a life

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Seven years ago, Jennifer was in a very dark place­­—she was alienated from God and in the depths of a grueling nine-year drug addiction that dominated every aspect of her life. & …

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Are You Too Old to Adopt?

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, December 08, 2014

Today guest blogger, Dirk Bakhuyzen, shares his story to challenge the church in caring for "the least of these"—children wih special placement needs. Dirk is a These 400 orphan care …

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Every Child Podcast with Dave Anderson

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, December 05, 2014

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 …

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Every Child Podcast with Steve Pemberton

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, November 21, 2014

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 …

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Every Child Podcast with Darrell “D.J.” Jordan

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, November 14, 2014

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 …

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Journey toward Adoption

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November is National Adoption Month, so Stepping Stones invited readers to submit their adoption stories that share their doubts, struggles, fears, and joys when they were considering adoption. Mary …

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Family Bond

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, November 03, 2014

Contributed by Dr. Rhonda Littleton, who serves as Minister of Children for First Baptist Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina, and leads A Home for Me foster/adoption ministry. Over the past ten …

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Every Child Podcast with Scott Roley

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, October 31, 2014

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 …

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Waiting for that One Family

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It’s been a challenging four years for Matt. Not only has he had the typical challenges that teenagers face, he also entered foster care at 15, lost the grandmother who raised him at 16, and at …

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What is Safe Families for Children? A Loving Sanctuary

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Contributed by Janet Cockrum, PHd, a Safe Families for ChildrenTM coordinator in partnership with Bethany Christian Services Abby* and her siblings were shown amazing love and compassion over a two …

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Every Child Podcast with George Dennehy

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, October 17, 2014

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 …

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Andrew VanderVeer: Bethany’s First Father

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Andrew VanderVeer, a Christian Reformed Church missionary who ran the West Fulton Street Mission in Grand Rapids, Michigan, loved children. As a Grand Rapids Press article about the beginnings of …

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Change for Change: What One Boy Could Do

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, September 29, 2014

Luke is ten years old. He has two adopted sisters, Darvi and Jemila, and a brother, Caleb. His sisters were adopted from Ethiopia, and all four children have also become friends with other adopted …

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Every Child Podcast with Laura-Valentine

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, September 26, 2014

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 …

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Mary DeBoer: Viewing God’s Work with Wonder

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

When God puts dreams in the hearts of those who love Him, He grants them strength and opportunity to see those dreams become reality. Mary DeBoer’s trust in His provision for her dream made all …

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Every Child Podcast with Cary Rayson

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, September 15, 2014

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 …

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In Support of the Family—Around the World

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

As Bethany works diligently to assist families across the globe through our One Family sponsorship program, successes in China, Ethiopia, and Guatemala have encouraged us to expand programming in …

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Every Child Podcast with Gary Larson

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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 …

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Refilling an Empty Nest

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Tuesday, August 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 …

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Opening Hearts and Homes to Refugee Children

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, August 25, 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 …

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Every Child Podcast with Keith McFarland

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, August 22, 2014

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 …

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The Dream in Marguerite's Heart

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Each of God’s people carries a vision He has placed in their heart—a dream nourished when they say yes to small steps as well as to heart-racing leaps of faith. Marguerite Bonnema, one of …

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Escape from War—Joseph’s Journey

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, August 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 …

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Every Child Podcast with Gary Hoag

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, August 08, 2014

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 …

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Every Child Podcast with Ryan Dobson

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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 …

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More Than They Asked or Imagined—N.O.W.—Meet the Travises

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, July 28, 2014

Andy and Lisa lived in New Jersey and had a thriving family with three children. Through their ministry and outreach as children’s pastors at their local church, however, they knew their family …

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Bringing Families Together through Adoption

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, July 21, 2014

Florence and John never would have dreamed that a beautiful new family would come out of such a tragedy.In 2004, when fire swept through Flo and John's home they lost everything. After this …

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Every Child Podcast with Dr. Susan Bissell

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, July 18, 2014

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 …

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Shaking off Shame in Pursuit of Success

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bethany’s Youth Services assists teens who age out of the foster care system and must transition to living independently, many of them after suffering trauma, despair, and shame. Leveder ( …

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Every Child Podcast with Jim Wallis

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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 …

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YouthBuild Orientations Set for Young Adults Committed to Change

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, July 14, 2014

Bethany Christian Services is offering orientation sessions this month to encourage eligible candidates to consider application for their next YouthBuild session. YouthBuild is a program open to low- …

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Every Child Podcast with Mark Stutrud

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, June 27, 2014

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 …

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God’s Heart for Families Facing Unplanned Pregnancy, Part 2 (Generational Impact and Relationships)

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Last week, we examined practical suggestions to help the church love families facing unexpected or teenage pregnancies with resources supporting adoption as an honorable option. At Bethany, we want …

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A Beautiful Puzzle

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, June 23, 2014

Every marriage faces challenges, from paying the bills to getting along with the in-laws to deciding who’s going to cook dinner tonight. So why would a couple voluntarily take on the enormous …

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God’s Heart for Families Facing Unplanned Pregnancy, Part 1

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

During the recent Christian Alliance for Orphans conference, a member of our San Francisco team, Colleen, was invited to be part of a panel of experts, talking about “God’s Heart for …

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Every Child Podcast with Ruslan Maliuta

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, June 13, 2014

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 …

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His Name Was Hannah

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, June 02, 2014

Our guest blogger, Brian Rhodes, served as the pastor of fine arts and worship at the Dillon Church of God for 10 years, has been involved in full-time ministry for 15 years, and is currently working …

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Every Child Podcast with Ryan Bomberger

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, May 30, 2014

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 …

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5 Simple Steps Toward a Healthy Balance

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Do you have a healthy balance in your personal and professional life-or do you need to "work at work" toward a healthy balance?A year-end staff survey on employee engagement was sent out to …

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Every Child Podcast with Steven Curtis Chapman

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, May 23, 2014

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 …

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Robert Has a Family—and a Future

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Father’s Day is a reminder of the importance of a loving and supportive family in a child’s life, no matter the age.Robert’s schedule is like that of most teens. Morning comes early, …

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What is Open Adoption?

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, May 15, 2014

If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, adoption can be a confusing and difficult option to consider. If you do not feel ready to be a parent, however, you can still be a part of your child& …

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Every Child Podcast with Shelly Radic

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, May 09, 2014

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 …

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Dry Winter Skin

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Tuesday, May 06, 2014

 Here in Michigan, I think Spring has finally sprung!  I’m so grateful.  I’m not a winter-hater, but these last few months have been positively oppressive. Our kids …

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From Dreams to Reality: Pure and Faultless Religion

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, May 05, 2014

Today’s guest blog is contributed by Allay Offutt. “Laya” is a 19-year-old student who just completed her second year of college. She is majoring in Social Work and dreams of …

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Three Days with My Newborn Son

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, April 17, 2014

While we traditionally celebrate mothers and their unconditional love in May, such love is really something that should be celebrated throughout the year. Rebecca, a birthmother, tells her story.I …

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Every Child Podcast with Philip Yancey

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, April 14, 2014

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 …

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Every Child Podcast with Dr. Luis Palau

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, March 28, 2014

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 …

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The Beauty of an Entrustment Ceremony

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, March 24, 2014

The adoption process is a very significant time in a family’s life and is culminated in the adoption finalization. Some families can choose to take part in an “entrustment ceremony” …

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Love: The Most Special Need a Child Has

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, March 06, 2014

When LeToshia and Arthur learned they were unable to have children naturally, it was a significant disappointment. But they wanted children, and soon they were drawn to Bethany’s Christian- …

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Offering a Cup of Cold Water in Jesus’ Name

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, March 03, 2014

Kris Faasse is Bethany Christian Services’ Vice President of Clinical Services. Kris contributes today’s guest blog post on Bethany’s Life Impact Fund. Maggie was 17, pregnant, and …

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Black History Month: Celebrities Share Their Foster and Adoption Stories

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, February 17, 2014

Observing Black History Month each February includes celebrating the individual achievements of well-known African Americans throughout history. Some of them familiar to us today also have personal …

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Every Child Podcast with Bill Blacquiere

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, January 31, 2014

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 …

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Every Child Podcast with Mark Hanlon

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, January 20, 2014

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 …

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Respite Is Not taboo; It’s a Lifesaver for Adoptive Parents

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Adoptive parent, Steph Patten, contributes this guest post on respite care:You may remember an earlier post I wrote about how our family’s life was turned upside down when God doubled our …

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A God Who Restores

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, January 13, 2014

Brittany had no idea God would work as He did when she faced unimagined trials. “But when you ask God who He really is,” she said, “He shows up.”Three years ago, Brittany& …

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Every Child Podcast with Karyn Purvis

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, January 03, 2014

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 …

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Every Child Podcast with Mike Kelly

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, January 02, 2014

Listen to Bethany’s Every Child audio podcast. Bethany leadership engages Christian artists and leading voices from ministries, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies in discussing issues …

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Every Child Podcast with Tendai Masiriri

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, December 20, 2013

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 …

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God’s Hand in My Life

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, December 19, 2013

Today we would like to introduce Kiana Carr, one of our pregnancy counselors. We hope you enjoy learning more about her and seeing how God has directed her path including to Bethany.   I …

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Navigating Bumps in the Road

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, December 09, 2013

As an adoptive parent, you have gone through hours of training, a Home Study, and placement visits. But you could never have known then exactly how adoption would impact your family, because living …

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Every Child Podcast with Kathryn Joyce

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, December 06, 2013

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 …

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Meeting My Niece, An Uncle’s Perspective

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November is National Adoption Month, so throughout November we will seek to raise awareness for adoption and the millions of vulnerable children around the world waiting for forever families. As we …

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Every Child Podcast with Mark Schultz

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, November 25, 2013

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 …

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It Wasn’t Easy, but It Was Right

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

November is National Adoption Month, so throughout November we will seek to raise awareness for adoption and the millions of vulnerable children around the world waiting for forever families. As we …

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God Will Direct Your Path

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, November 18, 2013

November is National Adoption Month, so throughout November we will seek to raise awareness for adoption and the millions of vulnerable children around the world waiting for forever families. As we …

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Every Child Podcast with Chuck and Hank Fortener

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, November 15, 2013

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 …

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The Matching Room

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, November 15, 2013

Between playing soccer, singing in choir, and enjoying an active life with lots of friends, 13-year-old Amy does not think much about a past she was far too young at the time to remember. But her …

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Every Child Podcast with Kathleen Strottman

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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 …

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God Redeems Our Mistakes

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, November 06, 2013

November is National Adoption Month, so throughout November we will seek to raise awareness for adoption and the millions of vulnerable children around the world waiting for forever families. As we …

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Feelings of Home: Ammy’s Story

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, November 04, 2013

I found out about Bethany’s House through a friend of mine. I had confided my situation in my friend, and told her I wanted to have an abortion. She told me she was against abortion and wanted …

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Every Child Podcast with Jonathan Merritt

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, November 01, 2013

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 …

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“The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done”

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, October 28, 2013

Each day, we have the opportunity to share stories of God’s miraculous plans to use otherwise unfortunate situations for good.  Today we would like to share a story of a woman who faced an …

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Every Child Podcast, with Britney Vickery

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, October 25, 2013

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 …

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Every Child Podcast, with Richard Stearns

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, October 18, 2013

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 …

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Foster Care and Safe Families for Children

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Every day, children and teenagers are removed from their birthfamilies for various reasons such as: neglect, abuse, and abandonment. Foster care is most often the best and necessary option for them …

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A Heart for Women

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, October 14, 2013

Juling is the program manager for the Bethany’s House ministry in Modesto. She and her husband Garth are also the live-in house parents. Because of her own experience, Juling has always had a …

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Every Child Podcast, with Elise Hilton

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, October 11, 2013

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 …

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7 Steps to a Good Home Study

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Some things in life can’t be prepared for, but a Home Study is not one of them!  Adoption Specialist, Corey, shares some great advice and important steps for a family beginning the process …

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Every Child Podcast, with Stanley Carlson-Thies

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, October 04, 2013

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 …

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A Voice for Unborn Children

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Bethany, adopted as an infant, is committed to bringing glory to the Lord in many ways, and is especially passionate about being a voice for unborn children. Recently, she was moved to create a piece …

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Every Child Podcast with Mac Powell

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, September 27, 2013

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 …

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Invest in Ministry: with things you already have!

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

As a nonprofit organization, we are so grateful to have the loyal support of not only our faithful donors but also our dedicated volunteers. When people think about getting involved with an …

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The Birthstone: A Story of God’s Perfect Timing

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, September 23, 2013

We love hearing stories about adoption.  We understand that every story is different and uniquely crafted according to God’s perfect plan.  Today, no matter where you are in your …

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Adoption: Step-by-Step

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, September 23, 2013

Whether you’ve been thinking about adopting a child for some time or have only recently felt prompted to pursue adoption, you might not be sure how to get started. To help you in your decision- …

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Every Child Podcast with Sarah McCarthy

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, September 20, 2013

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 …

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Spotlight on Branch Director Jeff Carlson

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ten years ago, Jeff Carlson came to Bethany Christian Services to serve the people of Southern California as the Branch Director for the La Mirada branch. Previously Jeff worked as a Division …

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Questions from Expectant Parents

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, September 19, 2013

Here in Modesto, we offer pregnancy counseling services for expectant parents facing an unplanned pregnancy. All our counselors are licensed professionals whose goal is to provide support and …

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One Family Video from Chichicastengo, Guatemala

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

In May 2013, Bethany had the opportunity to participate as a Tier One Charity partner for the Fifth Third River Bank Run in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Runners on Bethany’s team raised money …

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A Local Church with a Global Vision

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, September 16, 2013

When Brad Raby, connections pastor at NorthStar Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, learned about Bethany’s One Family ministry, he said “it just felt like a good fit for our church. I saw it …

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Every Child Podcast, with Chuck Johnson

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, September 13, 2013

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 …

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Grandparents’ Support in Adoption Planning

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, September 09, 2013

Yesterday was Grandparents Day—a time that can be particularly challenging for parents whose child is creating or considering an adoption plan for his or her own child. Though you are likely …

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A Grandmother’s Love

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, September 09, 2013

Yesterday, September 8th, commemorated National Grandparents Day.  In 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed that this special day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor …

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Every Child Podcast, with Tarik Glenn

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, September 06, 2013

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 …

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Every Child Podcast, with Carissa Woodwyk

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, August 30, 2013

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 …

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A Circle of Support

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Loss is inherent in adoption.  Everyone who is touched by adoption will feel the hurt and pain of this loss with varying degrees of intensity at various times throughout the lifelong journey of …

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OFFICIAL WORLD RECORD HOLDERS!

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

We are SO EXCITED to announce that the Guinness Book of World Records has accepted our world record attempt for the world's largest cinnamon roll. Thats right, Bethany Chrisitian Services of …

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Back-to-School Blues

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, August 26, 2013

The transition of returning for another school year can cause mixed feelings in children, which is why it is important to make time to talk to your children about how to cope with these feelings.& …

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A Smooth Back-to-School Transition

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, August 26, 2013

As summer turns into fall, school buses return and backpacks come out of the closet. The transition of returning for another school year can cause mixed feelings in children, which is why it is …

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Every Child Podcast, with Michele Bachmann

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, August 22, 2013

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 …

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I’m Pregnant, Now What?

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, August 19, 2013

At Bethany, we offer pregnancy counseling services to help expectant parents facing an unplanned pregnancy make an informed decision about what is best for themselves and for their baby. No matter …

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International Adoption FAQs

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, August 19, 2013

 We are currently providing international adoption services in 12 countries around the globe ranging from Colombia, to Ethiopia, to China. We provide support for parents throughout the entire …

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Every Child Podcast, with Dennis Rainey

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Tuesday, August 06, 2013

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 …

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Knowing Your Lifestory

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, August 05, 2013

Guest post by Susan TeBos, coauthor of  Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Adopted Child’s Lifestory. My three kids were born in Russia and today I have two teens and one tween. When …

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Reflections of an “Abnormal” Life

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Recently, there was major media coverage of a church who helped save the life of a baby with special needs who was hours from being aborted.  The couple who chose to give life to this precious …

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I Can Finally Move on With My Life

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, July 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 …

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Every Child Podcast, with Michael Wear

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, July 19, 2013

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 …

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Happy Birthday, President Ford

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, July 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 …

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Every Child Podcast, with Bob Goodwin

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, July 05, 2013

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 …

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Superman Was Adopted

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, June 24, 2013

The iconic story of America’s most beloved superhero, Superman, celebrates 75 years of superstardom with the newly released movie, Man of Steel.  Fans thronged to theaters nationwide to …

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Every Child Podcast, with Ilonka Deaton

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, June 24, 2013

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 …

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How to Have Fun at the Annual Family Reunion

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Imagine as newly adoptive parents, you receive an invitation to an annual family reunion where extended family members from around the country will gather in a park setting to eat, play and reconnect. …

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A Father Meets His New Son

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

  Some of our favorite stories are about adoptive parents meeting their new sons and daughters for the first time. What better time than Father’s Day to be reminded what a special …

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Every Child Podcast, with Thomas DiFilipo

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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 …

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One Family: Together and Stronger

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, June 10, 2013

Tarik Glenn, a former professional football player with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, and Mark Tabb, New York Times best-selling author are excited about Bethany’s One Family …

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12 Things You Can Do to Help—Right Now!

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

There are 151 million orphans in the world. Bethany's vision is that everyone has a loving family. We offer social services in 20 countries and across 5 continents, and we need everyone’s help …

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Every Child Podcast, with Brad Lomenick

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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 …

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Every Child Podcast, with Mike Hamilton

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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 …

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A Mother's Vigil

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, May 08, 2013

 Mother’s Day is the celebration of all the heroic women out there whose great love has made a difference in the life of a child. Today, daughters of Eve (whose name means “life …

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Letting Go

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, May 06, 2013

As we celebrate Birthmother’s Day on May 11, we would like to honor all of the birthmothers who made the courageous decision to give life for their unborn child. Often, we think that holding …

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Every Child Podcast, with Angie Weszely

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, April 26, 2013

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 …

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When Waiting Feels Like an Eternity

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

What do you do when you’ve filled out all the paperwork, completed your Home Study, and now you’re waiting to bring your new adoptive son or daughter home?  The waiting can feel like …

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Every Child Podcast, with Adam Pertman

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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 …

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Lots of Bulgogi and Injera

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, March 18, 2013

Recently we asked several families to share how they celebrate the cultural heritage of their internationally adopted children.  Their answers are as diverse as the cultures into which their …

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Every Child Podcast, with Roland Warren

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, March 04, 2013

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 …

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A Tribute to Marguerite Bonnema

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, February 07, 2013

Marguerite Bonnema, the last living Bethany co-founder, passed away last week. On what would have been her 100th birthday today, February 7, we remember Marguerite and are blessed to be part of the …

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I Wasn’t Saying Good-bye, I Was Saying “See You Later”

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sarah was 25 and had a 5-year-old son. She had just registered to go back to college, and she was about to move in with her new boyfriend. Then things fell apart—she had a one-night stand and …

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An Unexpected Joy

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, January 14, 2013

As we celebrate Sanctity of Human Life in January, we are pleased to be able to share a special guest post with you from a birthmother who chose life for her child.“What would you like your …

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My Father Sold Me

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Wednesday, January 09, 2013

January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and if you’re like most people, you will hear the statistics—for example, two million children exploited annually by the global sex trade[1]& …

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More Love Than I Could Ever Imagine

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, December 14, 2012

Guest post by Nicole Prince, adopted as an infant along with her twin sister, Christina, from South Korea. Remember the tradition of bringing a treat to school on your birthday? Those days were the …

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The Internet and Adoption

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, December 13, 2012

International Project Coordinator, Dennis Feaster, explains the changing ways in which families obtain information on adoption:I have noticed that the Internet plays an increasingly important role in …

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Characteristics of Families Who Successfully Adopted Older Children

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, December 10, 2012

1. A tolerance for one's own ambivalence and/or strong negative feelings.Successful adopters manage not to judge themselves too harshly for experiencing negative feelings toward the child.  …

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Not Flesh of My Flesh, but Heart of My Heart

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Monday, December 03, 2012

Guest post by adoptee and abortion survivor, Claire Culwell.Ever since I was little, I have known that having a family is a gift. You see, my sister, Rachel, and I are adopted. I don’t remember …

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Angels in Adoption

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, November 16, 2012

We are thankful for the dedication and commitment of our staff, and the excellence with which they serve children and families. In recognition of these efforts, we are proud to announce that Madaline …

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Pieces of Me - a poem by Ashley

Posted by Bethany Christian Services on Friday, November 09, 2012

by Ashley, 16 year old in foster careI don’t know what you’ll think of meBut you can have what’s left insideI don’t know what you’ll findBut I’ll take a wild …

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