Georgia celebrates Pinnacle Partnerships for National Foster Care Month
Each May, the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) joins the nation in celebrating National Foster Care Month. Since 1988, National Foster Care Month has served as a time to celebrate foster parents and join forces with our communities and partners to recruit new ones. We also use this time to spread awareness about the urgent need for foster parents across the state.
This year, Georgia’s theme "Pinnacle Partnerships – Celebrating our selfless players at the highest level!” prioritizes caregivers as selfless first responders who risk it all and put it all on the line in the name of helping others. With over 12,000 children in foster care throughout the state, we understand that we cannot do this work alone. We want to ensure that the needs of each child are met through healthy families and support systems.
As we continue to navigate COVID-19, here are a few ways you can get involved:
- Find out how you can volunteer with your local DFCS county office to support the families in your community
- Write an op-ed or letter to the editor for your local news source expressing the need for foster parents
- Share these inspiring stories to teach communities the importance of coming together to build meaningful connections for youth in foster care
- Honor foster and adoptive parents in your community
- Network online and share statistics and graphics to spread awareness
- Visit www.FosterGeorgia.com for more information
Now more than ever, children in foster care need stable, nurturing environments until they can be reunited with their families or establish other lifelong relationships with an adult. This May, we're calling on you to get involved, because it takes an entire village to support children and families in need.