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National Foster Care Month

National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. During National Foster Care Month, we renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for the more than 400,000 children and youth in foster care, and we celebrate all those who make a meaningful difference in their lives.

To find out how you can help a foster child, visit these agency websites:

  • Above the Line Offers regular orientations to those interested in learning what is involved in becoming a foster parent through their Foster Family Agency, "Homes for Kids".
  • EMQ Families First Helping to reconnect foster children with safe, healthy family members and speed their recovery from emotional trauma through the Family Finding service.
  • Foster Ed Improves the educational outcomes of children and youth in foster care by ensuring each is supported by an educational champion and strengthened by an education team.
  • HSD Family and Children's Services Foster Care and Adoption Foster Services of Santa Cruz County connects loving families with in-need children throughout Santa Cruz County.
  • Recently Added Agencies

    The following agencies are new to the Community Information Database. They have been added within the last several months.


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