Foster Care Awareness Month

May is Foster Care Awareness Month, a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who support children and youth in foster care. As primary caretakers, foster parents and kinship caregivers play significant roles in working with parents and in carrying out the tasks in a child’s permanency plan. Foster Care Navigators are committed to offering information and materials that support caregivers’ well-being and strengthen their efforts to work with families, keep children connected to the services they need, and promote a sense of normalcy for youth while in foster care.

In an effort to recognize licensed foster parents and kinship caregivers, the Foster Care Navigator program launched our third annual “We are Foster Parents” campaign! This campaign is designed to recognize licensed foster parents and relative caregivers for the commitment they make to the children and youth in foster care ~ ensuring they are safe, loved, and reach their full potential!

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Meet our Featured Foster Parents

Please click on each link to find out more!

May 1-Jason and Kate, Kent County

May 2-William and Kristena, Calhoun County

May 3-Clarice, Ingham County

May 4-Melody, Montcalm County

May 5-Kristi and Mike, Ingham County

May 6-Polly and Josh, Washtenaw County

May 7-Sonyia and Peter, Oakland County

May 8-Tanisha, Wayne County

May 9-Michael and Dawn, Tuscola County

May 10-Pam and Antonio, Genesee

May 11-Allisoyn and Brenda, Genesee County

May 12-Jeffrey and Stephanie, Wayne County

May 13-Kevin and Rebecca, Oakland County

May 14-Darin and Melissa, Macomb County

May 15-Andrew and Denise, Eaton County

May 16-Lisa, Muskegon County

May 17-Jeff, Van Buren County

May 18-Lori, Roscommon County

May 19-Jeff, Montcalm County

May 20-Eva and Matt, Ingham County

May 21-Gayle and Thomas, Oakland County

May 22-Raymond and Brian, Eaton County

May 23-Megan, Arenac County

May 24-Roy and Nicole, Wayne County

May 25-Connie, Kent County

May 26-Jon and Jen, Roscommon County

May 27-Elizabeth, Clinton County