The Children’s Bureau’s National Foster Care Month campaign recognizes the important role that members from all parts of child welfare play in supporting children, youth, and families. This year’s theme, “Strengthening Minds. Uplifting Families.” highlights the need to take a holistic and culturally responsive approach to supporting the mental health needs of those involved with child welfare. This theme aligns with May also being Mental Health Awareness Month.

This month is designated 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 families and connections.

The National Foster Care Month website includes resources such as:

  • Reflections: Stories of Foster Care
  • Key Facts and Statistics
  • National Foster Care Month Virtual Event
  • Additional Resources