Monday, May 11, 2009

May is National Foster Care Month- What Can You Do?

Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) introduced a resolution that was passed by the House last week declaring May National Foster Care Month:
Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
(1) supports the designation of a `National Foster Care Month';
(2) acknowledges the needs of children in the foster care system;
(3) honors the commitment and dedication of those individuals who work tirelessly to provide assistance and services to children in the foster care system; and
(4) recognizes the need to continue work to improve outcomes of all children in the foster care system through the title IV program in the Social Security Act and other programs that are designed to help children in the foster care system reunite with their biological parents and, when children are unable to return to their biological parents, to find them a permanent, safe, and loving home.
For a calendar of events in your area, and policies to support safe exits from foster care to permanent families.

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