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The Bair Foundation Announces Increase in Demand for Foster Parents

 The Bair Foundation is currently seeking foster homes for teens, minorities and children with special needs. There is an urgent need for families willing to take in children. The Bair Foundation announces there is currently a high demand for families willing to foster teens, minorities and children with special needs. Currently more than 16,000 Texas children are in need of foster care, according to the foundation.

 While the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCAR) stated the number of children coming into care has decreased in the last few years, there still remains a high demand for foster homes. These children and teens come from home situations where he or she was a victim of abuse, neglect and/or sexual assault. Many suffer from depression, mental illness and behavioral problems because they have been traumatized.

 The Bair Foundation utilizes the SITFC/SI model, a comprehensive treatment plan the organization trademarked, incorporating evidence-based practices and an effective curriculum. The non-profit organization will provide the tools foster parents need to succeed, especially in difficult cases, as well as provide financial reimbursement and health care for their foster children.

 “There are too many children, especially in the state of Texas, who need and deserve a place to call home. Whether it is permanent removal from their home or temporary, these children need safe places to stay and feel loved. The Bair Foundation works hand in hand with birth parents, when appropriate, as they take the steps necessary to be reunited with their children. If that’s not possible, permanent placement through guardianship, kinship, adoption or independent living (for those that are 18 years old) is the goal,” stated Dorie Alcaro, Marketing Director for The Bair Foundation.

 The Bair Foundation provides exceptional and specialized training for those looking to become a foster parent. In addition to training, the organization will provide 24/7 support to the foster parents and children in care.

 The goal of The Bair Foundation is to meet every need of the child; physically, emotionally, spiritually, and culturally by recruiting families who are representative of the communities from which the children come. Matching the children to their foster families increases the likelihood of placement stability and ultimately results in healthy child development.

 About The Bair Foundation

The Bair Foundation is a national organization that has successfully cared for and treated children, teens and families for over 45 years.  With 31 offices in 9 states it offers a myriad of community based services which include Structured Intervention Treatment Foster Care, Traditional Foster Care, Adoption Services, Medically-Needy Foster Care, Independent Living Services, Parent Empowerment Program, B.E.S.T. Program, Wraparound Services, In-Home Services, Assessment Home, and Outpatient Services. The Bair Foundation is accredited by COA (Council on Accreditation) and is a member of The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Alliance for Children and Families, Christian Alliance for Orphans, and Foster Family-Based Treatment Association.   To find out more about The Bair Foundation, visit www.bair.org and www.facebook.com/thebairfoundation.

 

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The Bair Foundation honors Maudie Beatty, Foster Parent for 25 years!

On June 19th, The Bair Foundation honored Maudie Beatty, who has been a foster mom to almost 200 children for the past 25 years. Maudie Beatty became a foster parent in 1988 and resides in New Wilmington, PA.

 

New Wilmington, PA (PRWeb) – On June 19th, The Bair Foundation celebrated Maudie Beatty, a foster parent for 25 years, at a local luncheon. Maudie Beatty has been a foster parent in New Wilmington since 1988, over the years she has fostered almost 200 children.

 

“This is not a job, it is a calling,” stated Maudie Beatty. “And it’s not going to make you rich or famous, then again…how do you put a price on getting to be an influence that may change a child’s life forever?”

 

The luncheon included a presentation of letters from Beatty’s former foster children. The Bair Foundation’s marketing department also created a video montage of photos of all the children that have been placed in Beatty’s home.

 

“Out of all our wonderful foster parents, Maudie has been with our organization the longest. You would think she would start to slow down after 25 years, but she is currently taking care of a sibling group of 4 and a teenage girl,” stated Dorie Alcaro, Marketing Director for The Bair Foundation.

 

Prior to becoming a foster parent of The Bair Foundation, Beatty worked for the Bill Rudge Ministry. She would open her home to homeless women and their children; many of these women were coming out of the prison system. She did this until Bill Bair approached her about taking in 2 difficult teenagers. After much thought and prayer, Beatty closed her home to women and began taking in foster teens.

 

“I felt I could better serve God by reaching youth before they ended up in jail,” stated Beatty.

 

For more information on The Bair Foundation please visit: bair.org

 

About The Bair Foundation

The Bair Foundation is a national organization that has successfully cared for and treated children, teens and families for over 45 years.  With 30 offices in 9 states it offers a myriad of community based services which include Structured Intervention Treatment Foster Care, Traditional Foster Care, Adoption Services, Medically-Needy Foster Care, Independent Living Services, Parent Empowerment Program, B.E.S.T. Program, Wraparound Services, In-Home Services, Assessment Home, and Outpatient Services. The Bair Foundation is accredited by COA (Council on Accreditation) and is a member of The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Alliance for Children and Families, Christian Alliance for Orphans, and Foster Family-Based Treatment Association.   To find out more about The Bair Foundation, visit www.bair.org and www.facebook.com/thebairfoundation.

The Bair Foundation Launches a Campaign to Find Homes for Foster Children in the Cincinnati area

As a Christian foster care agency, The Bair Foundation is making a new push to recruit foster homes in Cincinnati, Springdale and Tri-County area

Roughly 12,000 children and teens are in Ohio’s foster care system. Sadly, many of them are placed in shelters and institutional facilities because there aren’t enough families willing to open their hearts and their homes to these children. Understanding the pressing need for more, safe and nurturing homes, The Bair Foundation has recently opened an office in Cincinnati and is looking for families who genuinely care about the well-being and plight of local foster youth.

The primary objective of Bair’s recruitment effort is to attract individuals and couples with the potential to become successful, committed, well-trained foster parents. The Bair Foundation provides every foster family with exceptional around-the-clock support, pre-service and on-going training, case management, and foster parent reimbursement. Bair is dedicated to partnering with families so they can successfully meet the unique needs of every foster child or teen placed in their home.

Brandy Pendleton, foster and adoptive mom, and Intake Director for the Dayton office, has recently transferred to the Cincinnati office to oversee the operations. The first Cincinnati training will be held in the office on June 18th. The address is 260 Northland Blvd. Cincinnati, OH. If you are interested in receiving more information, attending our foster parent training, or having Brandy speak in your church, she can be reached at 513-544-2277. You can also e-mail her at bpendleton@bair.org

The Bair Foundation Launches a Campaign to Find Homes for Foster Children in Western North Carolina

As a Christian foster care agency, The Bair Foundation is making a new push to recruit foster homes in McDowell, Avery, Haywood and Jackson Counties in North Carolina.

Roughly 9,000 children and teens are in North Carolina’s foster care system.  Sadly, many of them are placed in shelters and institutional facilities because there aren’t enough families willing to open their hearts and their homes to these children.  Understanding the pressing need for more safe and nurturing homes, The Bair Foundation is looking for families in Western North Carolina who genuinely care about the well-being and plight of these children.

The primary objective of Bair’s recruitment effort is to attract individuals and couples with the potential to become successful, committed, well-trained foster parents. The Bair Foundation provides every foster family with exceptional around-the-clock support, pre-service and on-going training, case management, and a foster parent reimbursement. Bair is dedicated to partnering with families so they can successfully meet the unique needs of every foster child or teen placed in their home.

Recruiting families in targeted areas enables Bair to place children in a home that is within the child’s community. This keeps the child connected to their school, friends, biological family and resources, ultimately leading to a more positive fostering experience and better outcomes. “Recruiting families in neighborhoods of relevance enables Bair to culturally and geographically match children to families that can best meet their needs”, says Bair Executive Director, Susan Miklos.

As a Christian non-profit organization, The Bair Foundation believes that local churches also play a key role in solving our country’s foster care crisis. By working together with churches, Bair hopes to inspire, equip, and connect with families that will reflect God’s heart in caring for foster children. If you are interested in receiving more information or in having a Bair specialist speak in your church, call Rebecca Ivey at 828-350-5197.

                                                                                                                                

 

 About The Bair Foundation

 

The Bair Foundation is a national organization that has successfully cared for and treated children, teens and families for over 45 years.  With 30 offices in 9 states it offers a myriad of community based services which include Structured Intervention Treatment Foster Care, Traditional Foster Care, Adoption Services, Medically-Needy Foster Care, Independent Living Services, Parent Empowerment Program, B.E.S.T. Program, Wraparound Services, In-Home Services, Assessment Home, and Outpatient Services. The Bair Foundation is accredited by COA (Council on Accreditation) and is a member of The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Alliance for Children and Families, Christian Alliance for Orphans, and Foster Family-Based Treatment Association.   To find out more about The Bair Foundation, visit www.bair.org and www.facebook.com/thebairfoundation.

 

 

The Bair Foundation Brings Services to Lexington, Kentucky

The Bair Foundation Inc, a Christian child and family ministry has announced the opening of its first of three offices planned for the state of Kentucky. With 45 years of child welfare and social service experience, The Bair Foundation has the potential to impact the lives of hundreds of local foster youth. As a leader in the field of therapeutic foster care, Bair offers a range of services with one goal in mind: To provide high quality foster care where children and teens can thrive in a safe, family environment until permanency can be achieved.

As more and more children are being removed from abusive and neglectful homes, The Bair Foundation Inc. is well-equipped to provide the services they need, including case management and the training and support of foster parents. Bair matches these children with foster parents who have received specialized training to care for any emotional and behavioral issues that may be present.

The Bair Foundation has developed its own treatment model called the Structured Intervention Treatment Model that gives foster parents the tools necessary to overcome the challenges and demands of children with emotional and behavioral issues. Utilizing the core principles of the treatment model has resulted in an increase in placement stability and lasting change for foster youth.

Any resident of Central Kentucky who is passionate about helping children and who would like to experience the rewards of being a foster parent, apply here To receive a free information packet and foster parent training dates, you can also call Mr. Spencer Wahl at 859-514-6080.

Bair Partners with Christian Alliance for Orphans®

The Christian Alliance for Orphans unites more than 100 respected Christian organizations and a national network of churches.  The Bair Foundation will work with Alliance members to inspire, equip and connect Christians to reflect God’s heart in caring for orphans through adoption and foster care initiatives. As churches and organizations are linked through the Alliance, they can collaborate, share resources and support each other’s work with the purpose of providing permanency to orphans and children in the foster care system.

The Christian Alliance for Orphan members are required to embody the highest commitment to financial integrity, good governance and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  As part of the membership application, organizations must affirm the Alliance statement of faith and meet the seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship through the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).  As a member of ECFA, The Bair Foundation has met the highest standards of accountability which include, but are not limited to governance, financial oversight, transparency, and ethics.

One of the major events promoted annually by the Alliance is Orphan Sunday. In November, usually the 2nd Sunday of the month, thousands of churches take the opportunity to remind their congregations about the plight of children in America and around the globe who have no family. Partners like The Bair Foundation join in their mission as they share with congregations the great need for more foster and adoptive homes.