The MENTOR Network

National Foster Care Month

N-STORY-Lowell_Main-740x380According to The National Foster Care Month Partnership, there are more than 400,000 children and adolescents in foster care in the United States. Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity to shed light on the issues facing these youth and the urgent need to ensure that all children have a safe, stable place to call home. For The MENTOR Network, Foster Care Month is also a chance to honor the foster parents and host home providers who open their homes to children with a wide range of behavioral and medically complex challenges and provide them with safe, loving homes.

Foster parents like Darcie and Jenna, who opened their home to a child named Elizabeth. Read their story below, then visit to learn how you can make a difference for a child in need as a foster parent!