May is Foster Care and Foster Family Recognition Month


Proclamation from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

WHEREAS, the family, serving as the primary source of love, identity, self-esteem and support, is the very foundation of our communities; and

WHEREAS, there are currently about 300 children in foster care in Fairfax County being provided with safe, secure and stable homes along with the compassion and nurture of foster families; and

WHEREAS, young people in foster care especially need nurturing adults on their side because their own families are in crisis and unable to care for them; and

WHEREAS, more than 200 foster families throughout the county open their homes and hearts to support children, playing a vital role in helping young people find permanent families and successful futures; and

WHEREAS, by improving the lives of children in their care, foster families enhance the quality of community life for all;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of all residents of Fairfax County, does hereby proclaim the month of May 2013 as

Foster Care and Foster
Family Recognition Month

in Fairfax County and urges all residents, during this month and throughout the year, to volunteer their time and talents on behalf of children in foster care, and to support and recognize the commitment of foster families and professional staff who work with these children.

 

Sharon Bulova, Chairman
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

April 30, 2013

 


 


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