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Krista Petty

Friends in Foster Care

So, Your Child Wants to Be Friends With a Kid in Foster Care…   School has started and your child has come home talking about another kid in class. As you begin to quiz your child about this new friend, you…

Building the Berry Family

Kenny and I always knew we were going to adopt one day. By Lydia Berry I had spent years browsing the Louisiana Heart Gallery watching videos from America’s Kids Belong of each child and reading their bios. After many discussions,…

Cameras Rolling Just in the Nick of Time

"While we were filming 10 of Kentucky's kids, a caseworker who was there received a notice that no other children could be removed from the facilities. Had that message gotten to him 1 hour earlier, the child he brought would not have been able to come. That same child told us it was one of his best days and it reminded him of Easter!"

Language of Play

The Language of Kids is PLAY After filming over 1,000 children available for adoption, America’s Kids Belong has learned a thing or two about working with kids. One thing is for sure: the language of kids is PLAY! At all…

Bilingual Faith Resources

AKB Faith Resources Now in Spanish! By Krista Petty, Faith Sphere Manager, AKB On average, 20% of children in foster care are Hispanic. In an effort to better empower leaders, America’s Kids Belong has translated our top faith sphere resources…