Since 1988 when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May as National Foster Care Month, each President has made the same Proclamation. This tradition is a great way to honor foster parents for the work, sacrifices and love they share but it also highlights the need for good families to care for abused and neglected children across the nation.

By Ron Bertsch, Director of Therapeutic Foster Care & Adoption

May is proclaimed National Foster Care Month by President Donald Trump. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin also proclaimed the same for Kentucky. President Reagan signed the first National Proclamation back in 1988. Governor Bevin and First Lady are seeking partnerships with churches and faith based agencies to help combat child abuse and serve the record all-time high 8,188 children in the Kentucky out of home foster care system.

Written by a Child in Foster Care

What do NFL Football Player Michael Oher, Musical legend John Lennon, Creator and Founder of Apple Steve Jobs, and myself have in common? We all found ourselves in the foster care system needing adoptive homes. I am going to speak to you today about adopting children through the foster care system.

This year we will be featuring electronic bidding for auction items. All bidding will be done through your cell phone, mobile device, or computer. You can bid from your own device anywhere, anytime, before the close of the auction. You even get an update ifyou are outbid. If you do not have access to a smartphone, DO NOT WORRY! You can still bid on any item or make a donation via text messaging or through a Gesture Pro member at the Swing Into Spring event.