National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity for people nationwide to get involved as foster parents, volunteers, mentors, employers, or other ways. It’s also an opportunity to show our appreciation for the dedicated families who care for these children and youth, and the social workers who support them.

Every day in the U.S., more than 400,000 children and youth are living in foster care because their own parents are unable to care for them. In Wake County, there are appropriately 575 Children who are in foster care. Communities must address the needs of these children, who need a stable and secure family until they can either return to their parents or establish a lifelong nurturing connection through adoption or guardianship.

Show your support, get involved and attend an information session for prospective foster parents.

Wake County Human Services in Raleigh is recruiting prospective foster and adoptive families to care for children, siblings and teens. To learn more about helping children and youth in the Wake County Foster Care program, join Human Services Recruiter, Vanesssa Hickmon, at its monthly information meeting on the last Tuesday of every month, at 220 Swinburne Street, Raleigh.  For information call 919-212-7474 or submit your interest online

You can "be the change of a lifetime" to a child in foster care. Believe in a child, learn how to become a foster parent today!

Related links:

Learn about the Wake County Foster Program

Submit your interest in becoming a foster parent

Attend an informational meeting to learn more.