In 2014, more than 400,000 children and youth were in foster care in the United States. For many of those children and youth, family reunification is the most common outcome. Parents need information and resources to help navigate the child welfare system and work to successfully reunify as quickly and safely as possible. Child Welfare Information Gateway launched a new factsheet that connects parents and caregivers to information and resources to help answers their questions and concerns about the child welfare system, and outlines what to expect during the reunification process and how to access other helpful information. Access Reunification: Bringing Your Children Home From Foster Care at

This year’s National Foster Care Month theme is “Honoring, Uniting, and Celebrating Families.” In addition to this new factsheet, the Children’s Bureau’s 2016 National Foster Care Month website offers tools and resources about family reunification specific to parents, but also for child welfare professionalsfoster families and kinship caregiversyouthTribes, and communities. The Children’s Bureau has also partnered with the American Bar Association’s National Reunification Month campaign via cross-promotional activities that further support efforts to strengthen family reunification.

For more information, contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at or 1.800.394.3366. Your feedback is important to us! Be sure to visit the 2016 National Foster Care Month website and let us know your thoughts by taking our survey!

Posted by Fathers Incorporated

Fathers Incorporated (FI) is a national, non-profit organization working to build stronger families and communities through the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood. Established in 2004, FI has a unique seat at the national table, working with leaders in the White House, Congress, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Family Law, and the Responsible Fatherhood Movement. FI works collaboratively with organizations around the country to identify and advocate for social and legislative changes that lead to healthy father involvement with children, regardless of the father’s marital or economic status, or geographic location. From employment and incarceration issues, to child support and domestic violence, FI addresses long-standing problems to achieve long-term results for children, their families, the communities, and nation in which they live.

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