Across the state of Michigan, there are about 13,000 children in foster care and another 300 children waiting for an adoptive family.
May is Foster Care Awareness Month and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is urging residents to spread the word on foster opportunities in the community by sharing materials on social media.
When children enter foster care they have to leave their homes and families. Many have to move to an unfamiliar community and need supportive adults to provide loving homes until they can be safely reunited with their family. The primary goal of foster care is to reunite children with their parents.
In the face of many uncertainties, a loving family can help a child cope with separation and make sure they have opportunities to be a kid. Children benefit from the support and security a foster family can provide.