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Bethany envisions a world where every child has a loving family


Beachwood, Ohio, April 9, 2014Bethany Christian Services of Central Pennsylvania will host the Northeast Adoption Summit, sponsored by Adoption Learning Partners, Holt International Children’s Services, and Lifesong for Orphans. This two-day event will provide training for the adoption community on a variety of topics related to adoption, focus on raising awareness, and advocate for children who are waiting for a family to call their own.


Dr. Karyn Purvis (Texas Christian University), Jane and David Schooler, and Johnny Carr, among other well-known authors and professionals, will host key breakout sessions to educate families and professionals on topics relevant to adoption, foster care, and orphan care ministries. The event will be held April 25-26 at Calvary Church located at 1051 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601. Bethany welcomes adoptive and foster parents, child welfare professionals, and church leaders to attend.


Bethany, a global family preservation and child welfare agency, envisions a world where every child has a loving family. A non-profit organization delivering compassionate and professional services in family preservation, Bethany has been helping children, women, and families for nearly 70 years.


Bethany is committed to making a positive difference for children and families in Central Pennsylvania through its branch offices in Lancaster, Harrisburg, State College, Reading, and York County, as well as Martinsburg, WV. With a goal to help children of all ages know what it means to have a safe and secure permanent family as quickly as possible, Bethany  offers family preservation services such as adoption, counseling for families and crisis pregnancy, and post-adoption.

Consider joining hundreds of others in the community to be challenged, trained, encouraged, and inspired. Registration will be open through April 2014.  To learn more about this exciting event for adoptive families, adoption professionals, and orphan care ministries, visit www.bethany.org/neas. Follow the latest updates by visiting the Facebook event page or by using #NEAS. For more information on programs offered to Central Pennsylvania, please visit www.bethany.org/lancaster or contact Mark Unger at (717) 399-3213.

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