Bethany CEO: Too many kids need loving families. And that’s why we decided to comply with Michigan’s new requirements.
For 75 years, Bethany Christian Services has demonstrated the love and compassion of Jesus Christ to vulnerable children by serving them and connecting them with families.
In addition to pregnancy counseling, private adoption, refugee resettlement, and other services, we provide temporary foster care and foster care adoption services for children in a number of locations across the country and around the world. It’s one of many ways we live out our foundational mission to share the gospel through action.
Last year, 442,000 children in the United States needed temporary foster care, and more than 123,000 foster children awaited an adoptive family—and these numbers are increasing. In Michigan alone, where Bethany is headquartered, the demand is so great that we are unable to find foster homes for approximately 5,000 children each year.
We believe every child should grow up knowing that he or she is valued and worthy of unconditional love and care. Children come to us from every possible background and having endured every kind of hardship. We don’t simply offer them basic human necessities like shelter; we also seek to empower, heal, and engage their minds and souls.
Bethany is unique because we primarily recruit foster and adoptive families from churches. We believe we are able to offer the best possible care to hurting children because Bethany’s foster families demonstrate the character of Jesus through their actions.
There’s no doubt our country is covered in chaos. In recent years, we’ve tried to urgently respond to the growing need for temporary foster care in our communities due to higher rates of opioid misuse and drug addiction. As Christians, we believe that we are called to provide …
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