Tuesday, May 13, 2008

May is National Foster Care Month!
Every day, more than half a million children in the United States are in foster care. Isn't that number staggering?

National Foster Care Month in May provides an opportunity for people nationwide to get involved as foster parents, volunteers, mentors, employers, or in other ways. It's also an opportunity to show our appreciation for the dedication of the foster families who care for these children and youth, and the social workers who support them.

If you know a foster family, be sure and thank them or better yet offer a helping hand in some way to support what they are doing. If you've thought about fostering but haven't done it yet, contact your state or county agency that deals with foster care. If you're interested and don't know who to contact, contact me with your location and I will find out how to connect you.

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