Children thrive and grow to become their best selves when they are surrounded by a safe, loving and supportive family. This year during National Foster Care Month, CSSP joins our community partners to renew our commitment to ensure that all children – including foster youth – are empowered to have the same sense of opportunity and potential as any other young person, regardless of who they are, where they come from or what their circumstances may be.
Currently, more than 200,000 children remain in the foster care system and many more age out of foster care before being placed with a family. This National Foster Care Month, we must continue to work to ensure more children find permanency so they are able to grow and flourish to the best of their potential. When we create supportive and safe environments for all young children and their families, we ensure a promise for a brighter and stronger country.
Viet Tran is the communications manager at CSSP.