Building the Berry Family

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, prayers, and a huge leap of...
Let the Pimps Have the Tough Kids

Let the Pimps Have the Tough Kids

“The pimps will take them.”   That line hit me like a punch to my gut.  I was talking with a child welfare worker in a west-coast county.  She explained when kids age out of foster care at 18, they are given a housing stipend of $1,000 a month that basically...
Cameras Rolling Just in the Nick of Time

Cameras Rolling Just in the Nick of Time

On March 11 & 12, our I Belong Project cameras were rolling in Kentucky and Indiana, capturing the stories of 23 kids mere HOURS before Governors were announcing COVID-19 quarantines. Dayna Gleason, Kentucky Kids Belong Project Manager shares, “While we were...
Turning Cares into Prayers

Turning Cares into Prayers

Pray continually. Really? How? By Brian Mavis, AKB President   “A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward.” – Phillips Brooks  ”Everything that one turns in the direction of God is a prayer.” – St. Ignatius Loyola  ...
10 Ways COVID19 Affects Foster Care

10 Ways COVID19 Affects Foster Care

10 More Ways the Coronavirus Affects Foster Care: Government Edition  Background: You may have seen America’s Kids Belong post on “7 Ways COVID-19 Crisis Impacts Foster Kids/Care (and They’re All Bad).” That article focused on our number one priority: the kids....