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.
National Foster Care Month (2023)
The White House
Presents the President of the United States of America's Proclamation
Cherokee Nation [Video] (2023)
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and other tribal leaders proclaimed the month of May as Cherokee Nation Foster Care Awareness Month.
Governor Mike Dunleavy proclaimed May 2023 as foster parent appreciation month in Alaska.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed May 2023 foster care month in Michigan.
Governor Bill Lee proclaimed May 2023 as foster parent care month in Tennessee.
Governor Glenn Youngkin proclaimed May 2023 foster care awareness month in Virginia.
West Virginia (2023)
Governor Jim Justice proclaimed May 2023 foster care month in West Virginia.
Barrington, IL (2023)
Karen Darch, President of the Board of Trustees for the Village of Barrington, Cook and Lake Counties, Illinois recognizes May as National Foster Care Month.
Centre County, PA (2023)
The Centre County Board of Commissioners proclaimed May 2023 as foster care awareness month.
New Hanover County, NC (2023)
The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners proclaimed May 2023 as foster care awareness month.
San Francisco, CA (2023)
The San Francisco Human Services Commission proclaimed May 2023 as foster care month.
Weld County, CO (2023)
Weld County Board of Commissioners proclaimed May 2023 as foster care month.