May 7, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 73 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 73
(House of Representatives - May 07, 2018)
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[Page H3764] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH (Mr. PAULSEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. PAULSEN. Mr. Speaker, as May is National Foster Care Month, we need to remember that foster care families provide a vital service for the young people whom they take in. And the need is great. In Minnesota alone, more than 7,500 kids entered out-of-home placement, usually because of parental drug abuse and neglect. Foster parents are absolutely unsung heroes. They go to tremendous lengths in navigating a very arduous process so that they can provide a nurturing and a caring environment for a young person. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank foster families for their dedication, as well as the professionals and the workers who do go through the work of placing young people in loving families' homes so that they can make a meaningful difference in their lives. ____________________