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Celebrate foster families in May and throughout the year

May 16, 2014
May is National Foster Care Month. In 2013, more than 8,000 families opened their homes to Minnesota’s waiting children, and 80 percent of children who left out-of-home care were reunited with their birth parents, primary caregivers or other relatives — an important step in the department’s efforts to  place children who enter foster care with their relatives. More information can be found in a fact sheet about foster care (PDF) .

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