Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity for people all across the nation to focus attention on the year-round needs of American children and youth in foster care. The campaign raises awareness about foster care and encourages many more people to get involved. 

On any given day there are more than 400,000 children in foster care.  Over the course of a year nearly 700,000 children spend at least some time in foster care.  Approximately 254,000 will leave foster care this year, nearly 128,000 will be reunified with their families, another 52,000 will find new loving families through adoption and 36,000 will stay with a guardian or with their families through kinship care.  But at the same time 28,000 youth will leave foster care because they became too old and they “aged” out of foster care and 1500 will run away. 

For more information on how you can be a part of God's solution and get resources from agencies ready to guide you in this process, please contact Kassandra Vana at kassandra@gracechurchlaverne.org.