BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

Services Offered

KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs (FCCP) in Bethlehem offers foster care to children of all ages.  In addition, KidsPeace Bethlehem is a licensed adoption agency and an affiliate of the Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN).  Other services offered may include Kinship Foster Care, Family Group Decision Making, CRRHH (Community Residential Rehabilitation Host Home), or counseling in the community.  Please feel free to contact our office directly for additional details about any of these services!

Address: Madison House, 2nd Floor, 1650 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: 610.799.8350

KidsPeace Podcast

The Spring/Summer issue of Healing Magazine Is now available and on the latest Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, host Bob Martin talks with two of the magazine’s contributors – discussing KidsPeace’s 40 years of foster care services, and a new approach to treating addiction and underlying mental health issues as the same time.

FOREVER FAMILY

The Cruz family had the adoption of their sons, Lucas Alexander Thunder and Joseph Alexander Lightning, finalized on June 4, 2019.  The couple had been foster parents to the boys for the past 3½ years.  We wish them a wonderful future.  As their matching shirts say, “Family Requires Love, not DNA.”

CELEBRATING NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH

During National Foster Care Month in May, the Bethlehem FCCP celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Foster Care at KidsPeace.  In 1979, KidsPeace (then Wiley House) expanded our residential and treatment programs to include community-based foster care services for children who needed out-of-home placement.  From the beginning, the goal of the program has been to focus on the well-being of the whole person including psychological, education, vocational, social, and physical needs.

Over the past 40 years, the program has expanded to include adoption services with foster care offices in seven states to meet the needs of children and families.  The program has also been accredited by the Joint Commission for providing quality care and treatment.  

FOSTER HOMES NEEDED FOR SIBLINGS

One of the longest relationships that a person has in his or her lifetime is with a brother or sister. These relationships may include sibling rivalry, but they are also a source of strength.

It is difficult enough when a child is separated from a parent and enters foster care.  But to also be separated from a sibling increases the sense of loss and makes the adjustment to a new home more challenging. At KidsPeace, we are making it a goal to keep siblings placed together whenever possible.

Foster care programs face the challenge of having enough homes that can accept siblings.  To meet that challenge, KidsPeace seeks individuals and families who are willing to work with these sibling groups.  A home needs to have a separate bed or bunk bed for each child.  Children of the same sex may share a bedroom.

For information on how you can help, click on the information button below.

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