IHBM ND Issue 11 – Apr|May|Jun 2020 (Cover 2-Includes Cover 1)
May is National Foster Care Month! With more than 437,000 U.S. children in Foster Care, and an average of only 200,000 licensed Foster Homes, 30-60% of which drop out each year, there’s no denying that the need for loving Foster Families is great! Our Community Impact Theme (CIT) for our April|May|June 2020 issue of IHBM-North Dakota focuses on creating conversation and understanding around the undeniable impacts of Foster Care and the increasing need for loving Foster Families (and Adoptive Families). By doing so, our hopes are to 1) eliminate misconceptions and create realistic expectations about the Foster Care experience, 2) provide resources and support outlets for current and prospective Foster Families, and ultimately, 3) encourage families to make an impact in the life of a child and be a Foster.