NATIONWIDE – May is National Foster Care Month. The goal is to raise awareness of the foster care program and recognize the importance of foster families in children’s lives.
According to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, there are several hundred children in foster care in the state.
Travis Bryant, executive director of Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine and the Kinship Program, said that sometimes there can be barriers in the process of obtaining a foster license but he said becoming a foster parent can be very rewarding.
“Studies have shown whether short or long term that intervention can prove substantial for that child and can carry on for the rest of their life,” he said.
For information about special events planned for this month, visit Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine’s Facebook page.