Celebrating National Parents’ Day

4 different families with children

EVOLVE celebrates National Parents’ Day!

In 1994, Congress unanimously passed “The Parents’ Day Resolution” establishing the fourth Sunday of July as Parents’ Day.

On this day, we recognize, uplift, and support the role of parents in raising their children. We acknowledge the special bonds of love that exist between parental figures and their children. This includes all parents— birth parents, foster parents, adoptive parents, and all other parental figures in our lives. This day can be one that your family decides to celebrate every year!

At EVOLVE, we work diligently to unite children with families who will love, support, and value them as individuals. We also recognize that the idea of “family” is evolving every day, and each family is unique.

Ways we can celebrate:

  • Have a picnic
    Getting outside for a picnic is always fun! Make snacks as a family and have a lunch picnic at your favorite park.

  • Host a family game night
    Organize a game night and play everyone’s favorite games. You could pick out a brand new game as a family, or even make your own!

  • Create a family scrapbook
    Make a scrapbook with the whole family! Get crafting supplies, print out pictures, and reminisce about all the great experiences you have shared together.

  • Say thank you!
    Don’t forget to thank your parents. Give them a call, write them a letter, cook them a meal, or just let them know you appreciate them.

At EVOLVE, we also aim to offer our families as many resources and avenues of support as we can. A few resources we have for parents are:

  • The Proactive Parenting Support Group is a place for current or prospective adoptive parents and those who provide foster care to encourage one another through community, education, therapeutic support, and common understanding.
  • UMOJA MN is a culturally enriching camp for individuals and families who are raising African American kinship, adoptive, and foster care youth. This three-day camp is designed to give every member of your household an experience to bond with other families, engage in hands-on activities, and develop cultural competence and awareness of one’s own identity and view about difference.

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