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Bethany Christian Services Adoption Agency

Bethany is the largest adoption agency in the U.S. In addition to domestic adoption programs, Bethany helps families adopt from Albania, China, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Lithuania, Philippines, Russia, South Korea and Ukraine.

 

Bethany currently offers programs in the U.S. and 11 other countries. Currently, these countries include: Albania, China, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Lithuania, Philippines, Russia, South Korea and Ukraine. Some programs are adoption and others are child and adult support services and counseling.

Bethany began more than 60 years ago as an agency working within the United States before expanding to other countries in 1982.

Bethany boasts being the largest private adoption agency with over 6000 international adoptions. They can help prospective parents throughout the United States.

There were 1,874 children adopted with the assistance of Bethany in 2005. This includes their domestic and international adoption programs. Of the adoptions facilitated by Bethany, 756 were international adoptions from 13 different countries around the world.

The services provided by Bethany Christian Services move well beyond adoption. The Christian organization has divisions that focus on Birthparent Counseing, a group they call their Infertilty Ministry, Domestic Adoption Services, International Adoption Services, International Children Services, Mission Work and Volunteer Opportunities.

One of our favorite offerings on the Bethany website is a The Power of Words. This pages is written directly to the media and makes suggestions on phrasing that is more appropriate that some of the traditional language used in the media. One example is, Rather Than "real parents", Bethany suggests, "Birth Parents". This section is a good example of how Bethany takes a complete approach to adoption and related issues with a Christian perspective.

Main Bethany Office
Bethany Christian Services
901 Eastern Ave NE
PO Box 294
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0294
http://www.bethany.org/
info@bethany.org

Additional Bethany offices can be found in our Adoption Agency Listings.


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