OSWEGO – The Oswego County Legislature’s Human Services Committee presented a proclamation designating the month of May as Foster Parent Appreciation Month.
Devoted foster parents make great efforts to change the life of a child or youth in foster care by providing them with much needed security and stability.
With their help, many formerly abused or neglected children are adopted or safely reunited with their families.
Despite this, nearly 30,000 young people leave the foster care system without lifelong families every year.
Citizens from all walks of life are encouraged to get involved as foster or adoptive parents to help change the life of a child.
Pictured from left are Bradley Trudell, District 7; Thomas Drumm, District 16; Daniel T. Farfaglia, District 24; Committee Chairman Roy E. Reehil, District 5; Patricia Pennock, Oswego County Department of Social Services Foster Care Unit; Oswego County Department of Social Services Deputy Commissioner Marti Babcock; Committee Vice Chairman Tim Stahl, District 20; and James Karasek, District 22.