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National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month.  Please get out there and participate in as many activities as you can!

Visit the National Foster Care Month Website!

The Children's Bureau, together with its information service, Child Welfare Information Gateway - and the National Foster Parent Association are  pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 National Foster Care Month website .  This year's theme is "Honoring, uniting and celebrating families."  The website provides resources for supporting permanence through reunification, kinship care, guardianship, and adoption, including resources specifically geared toward foster parents.

Get ready for National Foster Care Month and spread the word:

  • Share information about National Foster Care Month in your newsletter, social media networks, and/or support groups.
  • View this year's resources about "Honoring, uniting and celebrating families"
  • Add a link to your email signature or a widget to your website.
  • Share the FAQ handout with colleagues at meetings and conferences.
  • Get inspired by real-life stories from families, youth, foster parents, caseworkers, and others.
  • Check out the outreach tools offered in the Promote section.

Foster Care Month Bracelets

"Be a Hero - Foster a Child" - you will find those words on these cool blue rubber bracelets.

You can get bracelets for your group.
  • If you are State Affiliate member of NFPA, contact us to receive a bag of 50 bracelets at no cost.
  • Individual members of NFPA can purchase a bag of 50 bracelets for $37.50
  • The general public can purchase a bag of 50 bracelets for $50.00

Members of NFPA - order form - bags of 50 bracelets for $37.50, State Affiliates get their first bag free.  Member login is required.

Non-members - order form - bags of 50 bracelets for $50

More to come!

Be sure to check back in May for more updates, including the Presidential Proclamation, real-life stories videos, and much more!

For more information, contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at: 1.800.394.3366 or email

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