Department of Family Services – Children and Families

Fairfax County, Virginia

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TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Oriane Eriksen,

May is Foster Care and Foster Family Recognition Month - Proclamation

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2019 Foster Care Month Proclamation Group Photo
2019 Foster Care Month Proclamation

2020 Foster Care and Foster Family Recognition Month

WHEREAS, we have a responsibility as individuals, neighbors, community members and residents to recognize that all children need love, support, security and a place to call home; and

WHEREAS, currently in Fairfax County more than 112 families are certified by the Department of Family Services to provide caring, safe and nurturing homes for children and youth in foster care; and

WHEREAS, we must come together as a community to recognize the important role foster parents play in caring for children who have experienced abuse and neglect, supporting family reunification and building strong communities; and

WHEREAS, during National Foster Care Month we celebrate all those who have invited a child in need into their hearts and homes and express our profound appreciation for those who make foster care possible; NOW THEREFORE

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of all residents of Fairfax County, does hereby proclaim May 2020 as

Foster Care and Foster Family Recognition Month

in Fairfax County and urges all residents 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 and youth.

Jeffrey C. McKay, Chairman
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
May 5, 2020

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