Did you know May is National Foster Care Month? There are nearly 400,000 kids in the U.S. foster care system — and in most areas there just aren’t enough good foster parents to give them the life they deserve.
We’ve been licensed foster parents for a little over two months now. Our goal is adoption, and we’re still in the waiting stage. Along the way, though, my heart is broken daily by emails and updates on children and sibling pairs we are just not equipped to care for.
Luckily, there are ways to help, even if we aren’t meant to be their parents. National Foster Care Month is a great time to think about what you can do for kids in need, even if fostering isn’t for you. Here are 10 ways you can help kids in foster care and the parents who open their home — and hearts — to raise them:
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