Bethany in Traverse City
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.
What We Do in Traverse City, Michigan
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?
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.
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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.