Sample Foster Care Month Proclamations

Reaching out to State and local leaders to request a proclamation is a great way to spread awareness and make a difference! Whether it’s done through an official decree or a ceremonial announcement, take these steps to help build awareness for National Foster Care Month in your community:

  • Contact your State or local officials to make an official request.
  • Provide key facts and statistics to demonstrate why this issue should be given attention.
  • Share these sample proclamations to help leaders identify key messaging to use when discussing this very important issue.

Federal

National Foster Care Month (2022)
The White House
Presents the President of the United States of America's Proclamation


Tribal

Choctaw Nation (2021)
Chief Gary Batton proclaimed May 2021 as Choctaw Nation’s Foster Care Awareness Month.


State

Alaska (2022)
Governor Mike Dunleavy proclaimed May 2022 as Foster Parent Appreciation Month in Alaska.

Arkansas (2022)
Governor Asa Hutchinson proclaimed May 2022 as Foster Care Month in Arkansas.

Nevada (2022)
Governor Steve Sisolak proclaimed May 2022 as Foster Care Month in Nevada.

North Carolina (2022)
Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed May 2022 as Foster Care Month in North Carolina.

Vermont (2022)
Governor Philip B. Scott proclaimed May 2022 as Foster Care Month in Vermont.

Virginia (2022)
Governor Glenn Youngkin proclaimed May 2022 as Foster Care Month in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Wisconsin (2022)
Governor Tony Evers proclaimed May 2022 as Foster Care Month in Wisconsin.


Local

Evansville, Indiana (2022)
Lloyd Winnecke, Mayor of the city of Evansville, proclaimed the month of May as Foster Care Month.

Grover Beach, California (2022)
The Grover Beach City Council proclaimed May 2022 as National Foster Care Month in the city of Grover Beach.

Nutley Township, New Jersey (2022) 
The Board of Commissioners in the Township of Nutley, County of Essex, State of New Jersey proclaimed the month of May 2022 as National Foster Care Month.

Olmsted County, Minnesota (2022) 
Amy Thompson, Director of Olmsted County Adult and Family Services, recognizes May 2022 as National Foster Care Awareness Month.

The Town of Apex, North Carolina (2022)
Mayor Jacques Gilbert of the Town of Apex, North Carolina proclaimed the month of May as Foster Care Awareness Month.

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