May is National Foster Care Month!

Foster care is temporary care. The goal is to reunite the child with his or her birth parents or relatives whenever possible. Matching the needs of each child to the special strengths of each foster family is another major consideration. When locating a foster care placement, the child's home community is first considered so the child may attend the same school.

Permanency is achieved through Return Home, Adoption, Guardianship, or Independence. The length of time a child will be placed in a foster home will vary for each situation, but the goal is for a child to be in foster care as short a time as possible.

The Foster Care program at Bethany for Children & Families serves Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer counties. Foster Care services are supported 24 hours a day by experienced case managers and master's-level supervisors. Bethany has an on-call system to take cases, make placements, and respond to family needs and emergencies.

There is a continual need for foster parents. Being a foster parent requires a lot of patience and understanding. All children need the love and support of a family so they can grow into healthy productive members of the community! Each person has many strengths and skills and can make a unique contribution to a child’s life. If you are interested in learning about being a foster parent, please contact Lynn Lohman-Anderson at (309) 797-7700.

The Foster Care Alliance is an initiative focused on promoting cooperation among foster care agencies in the Quad Cities. The goal is to recruit, recognize, and support foster families and to nurture and protect children in the child welfare system. Together, the Foster Care Alliance works to help the children in our community who need it the most.

Bethany for Children & Families

(309) 797-7700


Center for Youth & Family Solutions

(309) 786-0770


Illinois Department of Children & Families Services

(309) 794-3500 | (815) 625-7594


Four Oaks Family Connections

(844) 380-2533


Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

(309) 786-6400


Council on Accreditation
Better Business Bureau
United Way of the Quad Cities Area.png
Regional Development Authority.png
Moline Foundation.jpg
Modern Woodmen of America.jpg
Carver Charitable Trust.png
bfc-logo 2016.png

Bethany for Children & Families serves the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.

1830 6th Ave
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 797-7700

2195 E 53rd St
Davenport, IA 52807
(563) 324-9169


311 E Main St Ste 218B
Galesburg, IL 61401

(309) 797-7700

115 S 2nd St #6
Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-6473

103 3rd St
Carbon Cliff, IL 61239
(309) 796-9000

101 S Chestnut St
Kewanee, IL 61443
(309) 797-7700

  • Like Bethany on Facebook!
  • Follow Bethany on Twitter!
  • Follow Bethany on Instagram!
  • Visit Bethany's YouTube Channel!

©2020 by Bethany for Children & Families.