May is National Foster Care Month!

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Monday, April 26, 2010

Next month foster parents, relative caregivers, mentors, advocates, and social workers will come together to celebrate National Foster Care Month (NFCM).  These individuals work tirelessly for the 463,000 children who are currently in foster care to ensure they have a safe and happy life that every child deserves.  NFCM seeks to salute their great work which enables children to safely reunite with their parents, be cared for by relatives, or be adopted by loving families.  NFCM was started in 1988, initially created to recognize the selfless work of individuals who devote their time and energy to children in foster care. NFCM went on to focus on raising awareness about older children in foster care. Casey Family Programs, along with 20 organizations, coordinates the NFCM effort each year.

“We call on all Americans to do something positive that will change a lifetime for a youth in foster care in their own community. Success stories come about when someone takes the time to offer comfort, provide support, give advice, or simply share a milestone moment with a youngster enduring a difficult family situation.”  Visit www.fostercaremonth.org to learn about ways to get involved in your community!

Source: Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute • www.ccainstitute.org



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