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By Brianna Wray
The Times 

Growing a Family

May is National Foster Care Month


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Dayton residents Roger Tumbocon and Justin Jaech have fostered and adopted three children. (l to r): Tumbocon, Isaac, Jaech, Nina and Justin.

DAYTON-May is National Foster Care Month, a time to celebrate and appreciate foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has partnered with the Administration for Children & Families and the Children's Bureau to acknowledge the immense undertaking of safely caring for the needs of displaced youth.

This year's thematic emphasis is on Foster Care as a Support to Families,...

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