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National Foster Care Month

5/15/2003:   Every May, National Foster Care Month presents child welfare advocates a chance to educate the public about our foster care system. This year’s event is yet another wonderful opportunity to put a face on the system while celebrating foster parents and the professionals who nurture and support children, youth, and families.

This year take the opportunity to:

  • honor existing foster families and child welfare workers;

  • increase the number of foster families and volunteers;

  • raise public awareness about the need to keep children connected to their extended families, place siblings in care together, and sustain children in their own communities and schools;

  • encourage policymakers and other community leaders nationwide to examine the causes for the high proportion of children of color in the system;

  • highlight success stories and positive aspects of foster care; and

  • put a human face on what is often perceived as an impersonal system.

This year’s Foster Care Month toolkit includes fact sheets, sample letters, and materials to help you reach out to the media. All the information can be downloaded at www.fostercaremonth.org.


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