CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Governor Jim Justice announced Thursday the issuance of a proclamation declaring May, 2022 to be Foster Care Month in the State of West Virginia.
This proclamation emphasizes the safety and well-being of children and families, asserting these values should be prioritized and held in the highest regard.
With over 6,600 children in out-of-home placement throughout the State of West Virginia, it is declared that each and every child deserves a safe and loving family, the possibility of permanency and positive, long-term outcomes through connection with stable families who will be able to support not only children, but biological families as well.
Also acknowledged in the proclamation are the kinship and resource/foster families who open their homes in support of the children and families experiencing crisis, and play vital roles in the reunification process of children with their caregivers, as well as attaining permanency when reunification is not possible.
The proclamation declares the recognition of the State of West Virginia, as well as individuals in public and private organizations throughout the state, of the great need for kinship and resource/foster families to assist in serving the significant number of children in out-of-home placement.
Appreciation is extended to the entities and individuals who work tirelessly to ensure the right of all West Virginia children to safe, happy, and healthy childhoods.
Governor Justice’s proclamation of May, 2022 as Foster Care Month in the State of West Virginia can be viewed here.