May is a month that brings national attention to foster care. Children in the foster care system didn’t ask to be in foster care or for the circumstances that landed them there. They may have faced loss, trauma, illness, neglect, abuse, and more. Some of these children are successfully reunited with their families, some go on to be adopted into forever families, and some remain in foster care until they age out. No matter what the situation is, the need for foster care awareness is important. In the month of May we dedicate ourselves to speaking up and reaching out to others about foster care. What can you do to spread the word?
6 Ways to Spread the Word About National Foster Care Month
How can you help increase foster care awareness?
Every email you send is the opportunity to spread the word about foster care awareness and direct people back to a website full of information.
Use your network to increase awareness. You can gather facts or sample emails from the Foster Care Month website to send to your friends, family and coworkers to help educate.
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Are you active on social media platforms? Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, or more, you can use specially designated hashtags in your foster care awareness messages to make sure more people are seeing your information. #FosterCareMonth and #NFCM2016
On social media, in your email signature, or on your website, you can share graphics and widgets with your followers by going to the Foster Care website and downloading the images or code to embed the images. Remember to link back so your readers can have the education they need at their fingertips.
Sarah M. Baker
Sarah is a Staff Storyteller for Adoption.com and passionate about teaching others the power of open adoption. She is very active in the adoption community, where she spends a lot of time advocating as the founder of Heart For Open Adoption. She is the mom of two boys in addition to parenting her niece. She is a mother biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. Sarah promotes adoption education and ethical adoptions. She and her husband were featured on Season 2 of Oxygenâs âIâm Having Their Baby,â which tells the story of their first adoption match failing. Sarah hopes to bring her personal experience to you and help anyone who wants more information about adoption to find it with ease. Though it was once a taboo subject, Sarah hopes to make adoption something people are no longer afraid to talk about. You can learn more about Sarah and her family on her blog.
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