Presidential Proclamation: National Foster Care Month 2014

Presidential Proclamation: National Foster Care Month 2014

May 01 2014

A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Every child deserves to grow, learn, and dream in a supportive and loving environment. During National Foster Care Month, we recognize the almost 400,000 young people in foster care and the foster parents and dedicated professionals who are in their lives. We also rededicate every child a sense of stability and a safe place to call home.

While the number of young people in foster care has fallen, those still there face many challenges, including finding mentors to guide their transition into adulthood and getting the support to make that transition a success. One third of foster children are teenagers, in danger of aging out of a system that failed to find them a permanent family. Read more< Read More