National Foster Care Month

Each May, we celebrate National Foster Care Month, a time to bring awareness to the more than 391,000 children and youth in foster care. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the overrepresentation of LGBTQ+ youth in child welfare – 30% of youth in foster care identify as LGBTQ+.
Too many LGBTQ+ youth come out to family members only to face rejection, hatred and violence.
Those facing the most extreme levels of family rejection and maltreatment are often forced out of their homes, or will run away, becoming homeless or entering the foster care system.


Show your support for LGBTQ+ youth in foster care by utilizing this downloadable toolkit from All Children - All Families:

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Other Opportunities to Show Support:

The Joys & Experiences of Expanding LGBTQ+ Families

Join HRC for an inspiring conversation with LGBTQ+ parents and caregivers speaking about their journeys and how expanding their families has enriched their lives. --- Join Us at 6 PM ET on Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Expanding LGBTQ+ Families & Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

LGBTQ+ inclusive foster care and adoption agencies are coming together to help answer questions about expanding LGBTQ+ families and supporting LGBTQ+ youth in foster care. Whether you are ready to expand your family now or thinking about starting the process in the future, join us to learn more from the experts. ---Join Us at 6 PM ET on Thursday, May 11, 2023

Celebrating National Foster Care Month: The Need For Supportive Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Asian LGBTQ+ Caregivers For Foster Youth

Each year, National Foster Care Month helps to bring awareness to the experiences of foster youth across the country. We continually learn and witness the effect of foster care on youth and gain deeper understanding on the experiences of foster youth who hold marginalized identities.

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