This week, the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives recognize May as National Foster Care Month by introducing the National Foster Care Month Resolution (H.Res.966) and sharing a special message on the Senate floor. In May 1988, U.S. President Ronald Reagan first designated the month of May as a time to celebrate and remember foster youth, foster parents, caseworkers and all those who work to improve the lives of those in the U.S. foster care system. On Wednesday, U.S. Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), shared a special National Foster Care Month message on the Senate floor and asked his colleagues to support this resolution. He also highlighted the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is having on vulnerable children and families.
Reach out to your Members of Congress! Encourage your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative to cosponsor this year’s National Foster Care Month Resolution. Let them know that by cosponsoring, they make a public statement that foster children and youth matter! Click here to locate the contact information for your Senators and Representative.