NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has admitted May “Foster Care Month,” fasten other states and organizations opposite a republic in saluting encourage relatives and enlivening others to takes stairs to offer children in a year ahead.
“Family is a crucible of a child’s life,” pronounced Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Commissioner Kathryn O’Day. “Children contingency live in a safe, stable, and amatory family in sequence to rise properly. When a child’s possess family is incompetent to caring for them, encourage families are a salvation for them. During Foster Care Month, we salute a thousands of Tennesseans who open their home to encourage children, and during a same time we pull courtesy to a need for some-more encourage families opposite a state.”
More than 5,600 children are in encourage caring in Tennessee. The Department of Children’s Services works to bond children with fast and clinging encourage families to yield permanency in their lives.
Tennessee is No. 1 in a republic in time to permanency and No. 2 in a republic in time to adoption. Nonetheless, there now are about 500 encourage girl available adoption. Foster relatives who adopt are mostly no longer in a position to continue fostering after an adoption is finalized, so there is always a need for some-more encourage families. Those meddlesome in adopting or apropos encourage relatives should call 1-877-DCS-KIDS.
Commissioner O’Day will symbol Foster Care Month by participating in a Walk Me Home 5k travel for encourage care. The event, hold in some-more than 100 communities nationwide, takes place May 19 during Bicentennial Mall in Nashville. The travel starts during 9 a.m. Entertainment will follow during 10 a.m. and underline a special guest coming by 12-time Grammy leader Emmylou Harris. Visit www.firstgiving.com/walkmehome/event/nashville for some-more information on a eventuality and revisit http://www.fostercaremonth.org/eventsandpromotions/eventscalendar/pages/default.aspx for a inventory of additional events statewide.