May is National Foster Care Month
Foster families change children's lives. Each May, we celebrate the contributions of parents, individuals, and professionals who work to give children in foster care a stable life and hope for the future.
May 02, 2016
Every May, the child welfare community recognizes foster parents and thanks them for their service to children, youth, and families. Agencies across the country hold banquets, programs, and other events to honor foster parents, and the Children’s Bureau works with partner organizations to launch a National Foster Care Month website.
The National Foster Care Month website provides information to help families, child welfare professionals, and others improve outcomes for youth in foster care. On the site you will find:
- Resources that help foster parents and other members of the community meet the needs of the children and youth in care and help them achieve permanency
- Stories that highlight the role each of us has in supporting youth in care
- Tools for raising awareness of children and youth in foster care
- State foster care contacts and other state-specific foster care information
“Children grow to become their best selves when they are surrounded by supportive families...With open hearts, families and professionals across America work each day to give foster youth the resources, warmth, and care they need." ~ National Foster Care Month proclamation.
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