National Foster Care Month

Each May, a partnership of the nation’s leading child welfare professionals present National Foster Care Month to help raise awareness and secure more support for children and youth in foster care.

Foster care affects hundreds and thousands of children, families and society as a whole. Child welfare issues arise in families of every race, ethnicity, culture and age group. Children and youth are placed in foster care when their parents or guardians are no longer able to ensure their wellbeing or safety. These young people need stable, loving care until they can safely reunite with their families or establish other lifelong relationships with a nurturing adult.

If you have a desire to become a foster parent, contact your local Idaho Department of Health and Welfare office. If you know a foster parent, please thank them for the commitment they have to helping Idaho’s children.

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