National Foster Care Month 2021

May is National Foster Care Month! This is a great opportunity to recognize the more than 5,000 children and teens in foster care in Virginia that need a safe and loving home. Whether you’re a current foster parent, interested in fostering, or just want to help spread the word, there are many ways to get involved. Use this toolkit to spread the word about the immediate need for foster parents on your social media platforms.

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1. May is National Foster Care Month! Open your heart, open your home, and open up a world of possibilities for youth in foster care. UMFS.org/foster

2. May is National Foster Care Month, and more than 5,000 children and teens in Virginia need safe and loving homes. UMFS.org/foster

3. May is National Foster Care Month! You can make a difference now. Visit UMFS.org/foster to learn how.

Foster Parent Prompts

1. Say why you choose to foster:
We choose to foster because [INSERT A SHORT PHRASE]. If you’ve ever considered becoming a foster parent, now is great time to take the next step. Visit UMFS.org/foster to learn more, or send me a message. #UMFS #FosterCareMonth #NFCM2021 #NationalFosterCareMonth

2. Describe in a single word why you choose to foster: We choose to foster because we believe all children should have [LOVE /OPPORTUNITY / SUPPORT / ETC.] Visit UMFS.org/foster to learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives on one of the more than 5,000 children and teens in foster care in Virginia. #UMFS #FosterCareMonth #NFCM2021 #NationalFosterCareMonth

3. Outline the impact fostering has had on you:
Becoming foster parents/a foster parent has completely changed our lives/my life for the better. Children and teens in foster care want what we all want: to be loved. Learn more at UMFS.org/foster
#UMFS #FosterCareMonth #NFCM2021 #NationalFosterCareMonth

4. Share the facts:
A. Did you know there are more than 5,000 children and teens in foster care in Virginia? You can help these young people in care find safe and loving homes. Visit UMFS.org to learn more.
#UMFS #FosterCareMonth #NFCM2021 #NationalFosterCareMonth

B. Did you know UMFS foster parents are well supported? We have a team of unwavering champions that helps us navigate being foster parents, and they equip us and the children we care for with tools and resources so we can all be successful. Learn more at UMFS.org/foster
#UMFS #FosterCareMonth #NFCM2021 #NationalFosterCareMonth

5. Celebrate your foster parent peers and youth in care
A. We are proud to be foster parents, and it’s such a joy to hear how young people who were in care with UMFS are realizing their dreams. We just read this great story about Melvin, a foster care alum who’s doing great things in college. Click here to read more. #UMFS #FosterCareMonth #NFCM2021 #NationalFosterCareMonth

B. We’re often inspired by the wonderful work that our foster parents are doing. The Jones family is such a great example of authenticity and love. Click here to read their story. #UMFS #FosterCareMonth #NFCM2021 #NationalFosterCareMonth

C. We’re proud to be foster parents and so thankful for the support of UMFS. Their organization is widely known, and we’re in awe of the many different ways foster parents are connecting with youth in care. The Washington Post wrote a great story about a UMFS foster parent. Click here to read.

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