EAU CLAIRE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – May flowers aren’t the only things that can be found outside the Eau Claire County Department of Human Services. In honor of Foster Parent Awareness Month. Social workers put out 125 pinwheels.

Each pinwheel represents a foster child aided by Eau Claire County DHS. Social workers say the month of May is a time to recognize parents who give foster children a home. 

National Foster Care Awareness Month is to spotlight and showcase all of the wonderful work that our foster parents have done for us, for the whole year,” said ECC Social Worker Kim Schlais.

Foster parent awareness month is also about getting information to families looking to foster.