Seek First to Understand

“The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant words are persuasive.” Proverbs 16:21 Let’s all think about this powerful proverb for a minute.  Let’s ask ourselves if we are seekers of understanding.  Let’s examine what we do when we find ourselves in...
New Vision Statement

New Vision Statement

“A safe, nurturing home for every child.” Debbie Marini, Executive Director Every child should enjoy a home that is safe and nurturing.  This past year, we introduced a new model into our work called Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI).  From this...

Top 10 Highlights of 2016

1. 8 of 10 High School Seniors in our Foster Care Program Graduated Half of all foster kids nationwide drop out before graduation, but 8 of our 10 high school seniors graduated in 2016. This makes them more likely to get a job, escape poverty, and enjoy a long,...

Living Out His Great Commandment

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-38 Jevon is the mother of two...
A Noteworthy Season

A Noteworthy Season

COLUMBIA, Md.—The spring season and upcoming celebration of Mother’s Day are special to us at Building Families for Children. Mother’s Day is on May 8, 2016! May is also National Foster Care Month. These special events remind us of the Lord’s grace and blessings that...

Strengthening Families

By: Debbie Marini, Executive Director We recently discovered there was a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.  This approach is called the Strengthening Families:...