May is National Foster Care Month and it gives us the opportunity to show how much we appreciate the work foster families do for so many children in Indiana. There are currently more than 6,300 Hoosier children living in non-relative foster homes due to child abuse or neglect.
I cannot emphasize enough the impact that foster parents have on the lives of children. The decision to open your home to raise and nurture a child is not an easy one and I am thankful that Indiana is full of people willing to do just that. There are many families across the state who have stepped forward to be caring foster families, but there is always a need for more.
Below are a few easy ways for Hoosiers to get involved and help raise awareness for the year-round needs of youth in foster care.
Together, we can strengthen the family structure that is so crucial to the well-being and development of the next generation of Hoosiers. I want to say ‘thank you’ to all those who have selflessly shared their lives with foster children and I encourage others to take the time to consider doing the same.
As always, please contact me with questions or input at 317-232-9793 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more about the work being done on your behalf by signing up to receive my email updates at www.in.gov/h74.
Rep. Arnold (R-Leavenworth) represents portions of Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Crawford and Orange counties.