May is Foster Care Month, a time to recognize that we each can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care.
There is a child who needs you.
Children in foster care have been abused, neglected, or they can’t live with their biological families because of other circumstances.
Foster care is intended to be temporary while families work through the issues that led to their children entering foster care.
We need local families to care for these vulnerable children. By keeping kids close to their homes, we can quickly connect them with the resources they need to recover from the abuse or neglect they’ve experienced and to keep them close to what’s familiar – their friends, their schools and family.
When it seems that everything in their whole world is changing, familiarity and a good foster home can make all the difference.
We know parenting can be difficult. And these kids may have additional challenges. They have been taken from everything they know and they are scared.
But they’re just kids, kids who need someone to care.
They need you. We need you. If you’ve ever considered becoming a foster parent, please take the next step. We’re here to help you get started.