May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside 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 430,0001 children and youth in foster care, and we celebrate all those who make a meaningful difference in their lives.

Find additional information about National Foster Care Month below, including information about our partners and frequently asked questions.












1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau. (2017). Preliminary estimates for FY 2016 as of Oct 20, 2017 (24). Retrieved from https://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/resource/afcars-report-24