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National Foster Care Month

National Foster Care Month

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021 (All day) to Monday, May 31, 2021 (All day)

Honor, unite, and celebrate families!

May is National Foster Care Month, and this year’s theme is “Foster Care as a Support to Families, not a Substitute for Parents.” In 2018, there were roughly 435,052 children in care, with children of color, particularly Black children, overrepresented in the foster care system.

Many youth in the foster care system experience trauma resulting from a lack of stability or from abuse and neglect. This trauma can have lifelong impacts on healthy adolescent development and function as an adult.

Discover how you can help make a difference this May in the lives of youth in foster care!

Get Involved This Month


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