June 5, 2016: Foster Father's Day

WHEREAS, we recognize the outstanding contributions made by foster fathers across the region for the betterment of vulnerable children waiting to know the love of a forever family; and,

WHEREAS, with more than 13,000 children currently in Michigan’s foster care system there is a growing need for families willing to open their hearts and homes to children and teenagers who have been removed from their families because of neglect or abuse; and,

WHEREAS, these children need a loving family who will walk with them during a time of crisis and welcome them unconditionally into a caring home; and,

WHEREAS, foster fathers provide the love and nurturing children in foster care require while going through a challenging time; and,  

WHEREAS, we join with Bethany Christian Services to thank foster fathers that provide support, affection, love and security to children in their care. We welcome this opportunity to get the message out that we are always in need of caring foster fathers;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 5, 2016 as Foster Father’s Day.