ATLANTA — Each May National Foster Care Month honors the families and individuals who open their home to children in need. The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) uses this opportunity to formally recognize each and every foster family who provides a safe and happy home for vulnerable children across Georgia. Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, DFCS will move forward with plans to honor foster families by launching digital initiatives to celebrate their efforts.

How DFCS is celebrating National Foster Care Month online:

Check out DFCS on FacebookInstagram and Twitter to see how we honor foster families across Georgia.

  • We will celebrate Wear Blue Day on Tuesday, May 5th to build awareness about fostering.
  • Local celebrities will share videos expressing their appreciation for foster parents
  • Custom posts for 23 of winners for annual Foster Caregivers of the Year Award winners
  • Useful information about fostering in Georgia and tips for getting involved on all social media platforms

Georgia’s foster parents are heroes and a new, commemorative video will explain why. Each of the 23 Foster Caregivers of the Year Award winners will be acknowledged in a short video highlighting their unique contribution to Georgia’s foster care system.

Follow @GADFCS on all social media to join the celebration alone while we remain #AloneTogether. Share your pictures, posts and appreciation for foster caregivers across Georgia this May and all year long.

About Georgia DFCS
DFCS administers foster care for children removed from their homes for their protection when they have been subjected to abuse and neglect. It is responsible for the investigation of reports of child abuse; recruitment of foster homes for abused and neglected children; issuance of SNAP, Medicaid, TANF and childcare assistance to low-income families; assistance for out-of-work parents to help them get back on their feet as well as multiple support services and programs to help families in need.