Since 1988, May has been established as National Foster Care month by President Reagan. This is an important time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, professionals, and more who work hard to find loving homes for children and youth in the foster care system. Along with, of course, supporting the foster children themselves! There are many ways to support foster youth this May and everyday.
There are many opportunities to volunteer through organizations such as A Family For Every Child. Find organizations near you and sign up!
Become a Mentor
This can be through an organization, a school, or even a business. There are many ways to mentor foster youth and it’s a great way to make a difference in an individual child’s life.
If you are a therapist or lawyer, provide pro bono services for foster youth.
Instead of throwing away clothes you no longer wear or electronics you upgraded from, donate them!
Become A Parent
Provide a child with a loving home by becoming a foster parent or an adoptive parent.