105 STAT. 250 PUBLIC LAW 102-47—MAY 20, 1991 Public Law 102-47 102d Congress Joint Resolution May 20, 1991 [H.J. Res. 154] Designating the month of May 1991, as "National Foster Care Month". Whereas today there are more than 250,000 licensed foster families in the United States who temporarily provide guidance, emotional support, food, shelter, and nurture to children who cannot remain in their own home; Whereas foster parents devotedly and unselfishly open their homes and family lives to foster children in need; Whereas foster parents are a vital part in permanency planning to protect the best interests of a foster child; Whereas foster parents work cooperatively with human service agencies and biological parents to strengthen family life; Wheresis foster parents must have the commitment of the national. State and local communities in terms of funding, support, and training; and Whereas the National Foster Parent Association holds its annual training conference during the month of May 1991: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the month of May 1991, is designated as "National Foster Care Month", and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe such month with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved May 20, 1991. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 154: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 137 (1991): Apr. 24, considered and passed House. May 8, considered and passed Senate.