MAY IS NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH
Recognizing Children & Those Who Stand for Them in Foster Care
Every month, but especially this one, we stand up to be the voice for 437,000+ children and youth in foster care. Working with families and professionals to promise the protection and nurturing every child deserves goes beyond a one-month commitment. But, with you on our side, a better future, more stability, a safer system, and a forever home is in sight for children in foster care across America.
Help us raise $5,000 this month to make our collective vision for change a reality.
This is our month, let’s make it count!
FOSTER CARE IS SUBSTITUTE CARE FOR CHILDREN AS THEY LOOK FOR A FOREVER HOME
Entering the foster care system due to abuse, neglect, and parental drug use leaves children with trauma they carry forward. Grief, guilt, anger, and anxiety are common as children navigate between relatives, group homes, emergency shelters, and childcare institutions looking for a forever home to call their own. Understanding the system and a child’s journey is key to creating the changes essential for a brighter future.
Foster Care Statistics
CREATING A SAFE, NURTURING & EFFECTIVE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM STARTS WITH LEARNING THE FACTS
Over 437,000 children and youth are in foster care.
Neglect is the #1 reason children are removed from the home
Children in foster care wait 3-4 years or more to be adopted.
118,000 children and youth in America are waiting to be adopted.