Bridge to sport ribbons for foster kids

The Department of Human Services Division of Children and Family Services tied 4,000 colorful ribbons along the railings of the Junction Bridge in Little Rock to represent the number of children in Arkansas foster care on a daily basis.

The ribbons are different colors to represent the diversity of children in care. These children are all ages, ethnicities, from different socioeconomic backgrounds and come into care for a variety of reasons. The ribbons will remain on the bridge for the rest of May, which is observed every year as National Foster Care Month. The ribbons are meant not only to honor the children in foster care, but also to serve as a reminder for the need for more foster parents in Arkansas.