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May is Foster Care Month

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May is National Foster Care Month, a time to come together on behalf of over 7,000 Kentucky children who are living in foster care because their own families are in crisis. This month provides the opportunity to thank the foster families who provide homes and love to children who need them. Foster parents often become the substitute family for the youth regardless of how long they stay – be it an hour or a lifetime.

It’s important we recognize this month not only for the great things that foster parents are doing, but to inspire and engage more individuals to take action to support these children. Becoming a foster parent is one of the most impactful ways to change the life of a child. Foster families open their homes and hearts, provide guidance, and ensure a safe and stable environment where children can grow.

Nearly every community is suffering from a shortage of foster families. Children in foster care feel more secure and are more likely to succeed when they are able to stay in their home community. The larger the pool of qualified foster parents in Pendleton County, the easier it is to ensure that children can remain in their own neighborhoods and schools.

The one thing all foster parents have in common is their love and commitment to children. They understand the critical need our state is experiencing for dedicated, compassionate foster families. To become involved, contact us at 859-341-9333 or visit  www.safy.org

Sarah Braun

Edgewood