While May is National Foster Care Awareness Month, CABWHP believes that every month should be Foster Care Awareness Month. Of the more than 513,000 children in foster care in the United States, nearly 75,000 live in California and an overwhelming 27% of California's foster children are Black. With almost 40% of Black children referred to child welfare services in 2006, the Black community must ask why our children are being referred to (and placed in) the system at such alarming rates. This issue greatly impacts the health and well-being of Black women and our families. There are new policy developments in foster care on both the state and federal levels that will help improve outcomes for the young people and families directly impacted by foster care.