West Virginia officials mark May as Foster Care Month

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice signed a proclamation earlier this month recognizing May as Foster Care Month in West Virginia.

May is National Foster Care Month, which is focused on raising awareness and recognizing foster parents and volunteers dedicated to helping children.

“National Foster Care Month is not only a time to share the need for foster parents in West Virginia, but it is also an opportunity to highlight the hard work of DHHR staff and those who provide homes and stability for West Virginia youth,” said Jeff Pack, the commissioner of the state Bureau for Social Services.

“We are thankful for all who join us in our mission to ensure child safety, permanency, and well-being through foster care and adoption.”

According to the state Department of Health and Human Resources, there are nearly 7,000 West Virginia children living in out-of-home care.





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