HopeTree Shines Light on Foster Care Awareness Month: Urges Community Action in Becoming Foster Parents

May 15, 2024 | 0 comments

SALEM, Va. (May 15, 2024) – As May marks Foster Care Awareness Month, HopeTree Family Services is calling attention to the critical need for foster parents and inviting individuals and families to explore the rewarding journey of fostering a child in need. With thousands of children across the nation longing for stable and loving homes, HopeTree is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of foster care and empowering communities to make a difference.

Foster Care Awareness Month serves as an opportunity to highlight the significant role that foster parents play in the lives of vulnerable children and youth. According to recent statistics, there are over 5,000 children in the foster care system in Virginia alone, and the need for caring and supportive foster families continues to grow.

“Every child deserves a safe and nurturing environment where they can thrive and reach their full potential,” said April Estrada, Director of Foster Care at HopeTree Family Services. “Foster Care Awareness Month is a reminder of the urgent need for more individuals and families to step forward and open their hearts and homes to children in foster care. By becoming a foster parent, you have the power to make a profound and lasting impact on a child’s life.”

HopeTree Family Services, a leading nonprofit organization specializing in foster care and adoption services across Viriginia, is committed to supporting and equipping individuals and families throughout their foster care journey. Through comprehensive training, ongoing support, and personalized resources, HopeTree strives to ensure that every foster parent feels empowered and prepared to provide a stable and loving home for children in need.

“Choosing to become a foster parent is a life-changing decision, and we are here to guide and support you every step of the way,” added Estrada. “Whether you’re considering fostering for the first time or have prior experience, HopeTree Family Services offers the resources and expertise to help you navigate the foster care system and make a positive difference in a child’s life.”

Individuals and families interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent with HopeTree Family Services are encouraged to visit or to call 540-389-5468 for more information. By opening your heart and home to a child in need, you can be a beacon of hope and stability during their time of uncertainty.

Join HopeTree Family Services this Foster Care Awareness Month in making a difference in the lives of children in foster care. Together, we can build brighter futures and create a world where every child knows the love and support they deserve.

About HopeTree Family Services
HopeTree Family Services, the premier faith-related human services organization in Virginia, offers a wide range of ministries for at-risk children and youth and their families across the state. Programs include Therapeutic Foster Care, Therapeutic Group Homes, Developmental Disabilities Ministry, HopeTree Academy, and Family Centered Treatment. Visit for more information. 

Media Contact
Chris Dodd, Director of Marketing & Communications
HopeTree Family Services
p. (540) 389-5468 ext. 2190

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