Have you ever thought about becoming a Foster Parent?


It's easy to make fun of some of the "National Days" that we celebrate. It's National Taco Day, it's National Swedish Fish Day, it's National I'm So Strong Day, O.K. I get it America we celebrate everything.

How about celebrating the smile of a child. At the risk of sounding like Sally Struthers and getting super sap on you, May 2nd is National Foster Care Day. According to National   National Foster Care Day is dedicated to the over over 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system. Here are some pretty alarming statistics about foster children:

  • 250,00 children enter foster care every year
  • Foster children suffer PTSD at  twice the rate of US war vets
  • More than 70% of inmates incarcerated were at one point in the foster care system


If you are interested locally in becoming a foster parent, please reach out to these following organizations:

  • Children's Home and Aid - 910 2nd Ave Rockford
  • Our Children's Homestead - 483 N. Mulford Rd Rockford



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