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Bethany Christian Services of New Jersey


Enfold a child in loving arms. Bethany cherishes children, providing adoptive homes for American, foreign born, and special needs children; foster families for infants/toddlers.

Real Life

Doug and Amy's family story began with many challenges. After years of infertility, they decided to adopt - and "that's how God got us on the path to our daughter, Brooke," says Amy. In December 2012, they received news that would change their lives - a birthmother had chosen them to be adoptive parents. They immediately went to the hospital to meet her and their soon-to-be-daughter, Brooke. "Brooke's birthmother was great," Amy said. "Right away she was calling us "mom and dad" and she was so excited to introduce us to baby Brooke. We had a really beautiful experience with her in the hospital. Doug and Amy hope many more families can experience the joy they have felt in becoming Brooke's parents. Amy advises couples not to fear the journey toward adoption. Yes there is paperwork, and the process can seem daunting, but they are grateful that their road, with its twists and turns, "led us to our daughter. And it feels so meant to be."