Foster parents are being recognized for their work with children in need this month.
The Mesa County Commissioners this morning proclaimed May 2015 as Foster Parent Appreciation Month.
In Mesa County, nearly 300 children and youth are in safe, secure and stable foster homes. More than 180 foster and kinship families in Mesa County provide those homes. They "play a vital role in helping children and families heal and reconnect, thus launching children into successful adulthood," the proclamation states.
When children cannot be reunited with their families, foster parents often become adoptive parents.
Click the image below to read the full proclamation.