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Get the message out and remind your network of contacts and partners of the importance of identifying, supporting, and developing prospective and current foster and kinship care families. The sample emails below are free and can be used within your news releases, newsletters, websites, talking points, or other products. These messages promote National Foster Care Month 2017 and its theme of "Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families." It also point audiences to the resources available on the National Foster Care Month webpage.

Use the emails below to communicate with colleagues, media contacts, policymakers, families, and anyone with a connection to foster care.

Sample 1

Subject: Five tools to support resource families

More than 400,000 children and youth in the United States are involved in foster care. Resource families—which include foster parents, foster-to-adopt families, and relative/kinship caregivers—are critical partners in the foster care process.

This May, National Foster Care Month pays special attention to the resource families who offer children and youth in foster care permanent homes and connections. The National Foster Care Month website (https://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth) connects child welfare professionals, foster parents, and kinship caregivers to resources to help families create a safe, caring home.

Visit the website and find free tools to help families with the following:

The National Foster Care Month website also has resources specifically designed for parents, youth, communities, and Tribes.

Visit the National Foster Care Month website today and bookmark it for later at https://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth. For more information, contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at NFCM@childwelfare.gov or 1.800.394.3366.

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Sample 2

Subject: Want to make a difference? Here are easy ways you can help youth in foster care.

May is National Foster Care Month, when we pay special attention to the more than 400,000 children and youth in foster care. There's an overwhelming need for individuals, families, and communities to become involved as foster parents, respite providers, volunteers, or mentors of children who need an adult role model.

The National Foster Care Month website (https://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth) is full of resources to help support children, youth, and their families, especially those involved in foster care. Some ways to help include the following:

  • Becoming a foster parent
  • Volunteering as a court appointed special advocate (CASA) for children
  • Being a mentor or "supportive adult" in a youth's life
  • Joining or hosting a fundraising event
  • Donating services, goods, computers, etc. to older youth in foster care
  • Lending a hand to help current foster parents and caregivers with their day-to-day needs

Visit the section dedicated to communities and take the opportunity to learn more about how to become a foster parent or find other ways to contribute to the positive development of children and youth involved with foster care. You can also join us on the National Foster Care Month Campaign Facebook page, which is open to all individuals, organizations, groups, or agencies with an interest in foster care. The page is your place to share, learn, and promote events, resources, stories, and photos celebrating National Foster Care Month.

Visit the National Foster Care Month website today and bookmark it for later at https://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth. For more information, contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at NFCM@childwelfare.gov or 1.800.394.3366.

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