NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH
May is set aside as National Foster Care Month honoring the foster parents, families and those who support children throughout their journey to find a permanent home.
A child’s welfare takes priority every day in the lives of caseworkers, guardians, counselors, advocates, and foster parents. Building meaningful relationships and foundations take time. Every year, National Foster Care Month recognizes the dedicated people who promote compassionate, stable homes for children.
These parents and professionals focus not only on the emotional and physical needs of the children but on their long-term educational goals and overall health. Each step along the way, they are aware of the obstacles each child may have already had to overcome in life. Everyone deserves to be surrounded by the love and support of a family and foster care specialists seek to find the safest environment for every child.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Support those who provide care and if you are able, consider being a foster parent. The need is increasing. Use #FosterCareMonth to share on social media.
Visit www.childwelfare.gov to learn more.
National Foster Care Month is proclaimed annually by the President of the United States.
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