Parents’ Day

Categories: Child Welfare

“Behind every child who believes in themselves is a parent who believed first” – Matthew Jacobson

In 1994 President Bill Clinton established Parents’ Day for recognizing, uplifting and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children. This special day, celebrated on July 23rd, is a monumental time to strengthen our community. Family Matters appreciates all parents in Greater Washington for being the building blocks of our future generations.

Parents serve as role models not only through direct interactions with their children, but through the examples they set with their attitude and behavior. Children whose parents are involved with them in a positive way do better in school, demonstrate better psychological well-being, and ultimately attain higher levels of education and economic self-sufficiency.

As families across the nation get ready to observe National Parents Day, we are reminded of those children who don’t have parent figures in their lives. Family Matters of Greater Washington welcomes all individuals who desire to become an adoptive parent. The decision to adopt involves a series of reflections, including how to become a parent. The case managers at Family Matters have one goal for the children and teens in their care – permanency in a safe, loving home within 15 months.

Learn more about how to add to your loving home here: https://familymattersdc.org/services/youth-and-family/foster-care-and-adoption/