Dear Partners and Community Members,
May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. During National Foster Care Month, we renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for the nearly 3600 children and youth in foster care in Miami and Monroe, and we celebrate all those who make a meaningful difference in their lives.
We are honored that Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Letinen mentioned Our Kids, Foster Care Review and Charlee in her floor address as just a few of the many organizations working on behalf of the over 400,000 children in foster care in this country. Below is a link to her comments from the congressional floor. We are thankful for your continued commitment to the role you play in the child welfare system. We cannot do it alone, we as a community need to take care of our kids.