May is National Foster Care Month, a time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections.
During National Foster Care Month, we renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for the more than 440,000 children and youth in foster care, and we celebrate those who make a meaningful difference in their lives.
Children are placed in foster care as a temporary solution when they are not able to live with their family of origin due to abuse or neglect. Children in foster care are going through a difficult life situation and need a loving, supportive community around them.
The families called to foster are so special and obedient. (Thank you! Thank you for listening when God called and even in the hard times, sticking with it.) If you feel led to opening your house to children in need, please click here.
Ways To Help Kids In Foster Care
1. Give the gift of an education to a former foster youth (more info.)
2. Become a foster grandparent (if you're over 55) (more info.)
3. Support a youth aging out of the foster care system. (more info.)
4. Start a foster care ministry through your church. (more info.)
5. Grant a wish to a foster child. (more info.)
I'll be adding to this list as I find more organizations and ways to help! Let me know below if you know of any others, or of ways you're already helping!
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