National Foster Care Day

On the first Tuesday in May, many people will be observing some of the amazing individuals in the world. It is a time to acknowledge those who have been in the U.S. foster care system and to observe National Foster Care Day.

The day encourages people to wear blue as a sign of solidarity and to support those who have been fostered.

What Is National Foster Care Day?

At the start of Foster Care Month, this day is a chance to show support for a system that needs it. These are youths who enter care with hardly any belongings and a history of being mistreated or feeling loss. With a shortage of foster parents throughout the country, these children often feel like they don’t matter, so the day is an attempt to remedy this.

The support services they receive only go so far, and since new children are entering the foster care system every two minutes, there is no end in sight. They suffer from PTSD, and statistics show that they can often end up in prison.

National Foster Care Day is a time to show that their voices are not unheard and that they are not alone.

How To Observe National Foster Care Day

Find out more and spread the word about the statistics. Numerous charities are crying out for funding and support. You can volunteer and become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), or if you are interested in going further, become a foster parent. Any way of increasing awareness is going to go a long way.

Visit and discover ways of making a true difference. Use social media and the hashtag #NationalFosterCareDay to help spread the word. This is a good way of finding out how other people are supporting the system and to share success stories of those who have come through the foster care system into loving homes.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 7 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
May 6 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
May 2 Tuesday
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