National Foster Care Day

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

The day encourages people to wear blue as part of the solidarity and 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. They are youths who enter care with hardly any belongings, and a history of being mistreated, or feeling of 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 of remedying this.

The support services they receive only goes so far, and since new children are entering the foster care system every two minutes, there is no end in sight. They suffer 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 statics. 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 the ways that other people are supporting the system, and to share success stories of those who have come through the foster care system in loving homes.

When is it?
This year (2023)
May 2 Tuesday
Next year (2024)
May 7 Tuesday
Last year (2022)
May 3 Tuesday
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