For Immediate Release: February 4, 2013
Contact: Erin Gillespie, Press Secretary, (850) 717-4450
DCF Celebrates Black History Month, Highlights African-American Children Available for Adoption
Different child, teen or sibling group will be featured each day during February
TALLAHASSEE— February is Black History Month, a time we can all come together to remember and celebrate the many ways African-Americans have improved our state and our country.
Across the state, Department of Children and Families employees, along with our many community partners, are commemorating this month with exciting and inspiring activities. In addition, for the second year, African-American children available for adoption will be highlighted online with videos, photos and biographies at www.adoptflorida.org .
Each day during February, the “28 Days of Amazing African-American Children: Explore Adoption!” campaign shows an African-American child currently available for adoption in Florida and focuses on teens, sibling groups and children with special needs who are waiting for their forever family.
“All of our children in foster care are waiting for a place to call home,” said Secretary David Wilkins. “Please take some time this month to explore the idea of adoption and look at our amazing children who deserve a permanent, loving family.”
These children are among the 750 children in foster care in Florida who are currently available for adoption and waiting for a family to help them grow up to be accomplished, successful adults. The website will also showcase some of our wonderful African-American foster and adoptive families in the “Family Stories” gallery.
Please join us in reflecting on all the great achievements of African-Americans during this month and help us find forever families for these incredible children.