May is National Foster Care Month, a time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. During National Foster Care Month, we renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for the more than 440,000 children and youth in foster care1, and we celebrate those who make a meaningful difference in their lives.

In this section, you can find additional information about National Foster Care Month, including information about our partners and frequently asked questions.


















1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau. (2018). The AFCARS report: Preliminary estimates for FY 2017 as of August 10, 2018. Retrieved from https://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/resource/afcars-report-25