Recognizing Those in Foster Care

BCFS Health and Human Services in honored to join the annual recognition of National Foster Care Month, established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Foster Care Month has been headed by the Children’s Bureau (a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) since 1988.

“The more that we’re able to put information out there, the greater opportunity the general public will have to think much more humanely about families who need help or who find themselves in difficult situations,” said Jerry Milner, Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner, in an interview with Child Welfare Information Gateway. “We need to be reminded that any of us could find ourselves in that kind of vulnerable position given the right set of circumstances.”

“Our staff is focused on the best outcomes for children in foster care 12 months out of the year, but having this one month dedicated to national attention on children in foster care is important to bring much needed visibility and information to potential foster families. It is a tremendous help in the long term for those we serve in our foster care and adoption program,” said Rosa Baez, Associate Deputy Director with BCFS Health and Human Services.

Learn more about how BCFS Health and Human Services helps children in foster care, young adults leaving foster care and parents raising children in the system.