For Immediate Release: Feb. 10, 2015
Contact: Paige Patterson-Hughes, Southeast Region Communications Director
February Highlights the ‘28 Days of Amazing Children’ Adoption Campaign
South Florida children in need of loving families featured on adoption website
BROWARD COUNTY – Throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast, children available for adoption are still in need of loving families.
In recognition of these wonderful and talented children, the Department of Children and Families has partnered with the Governor’s Office of Adoption and Child Protection to highlight and promote African-American children as part of the “28 Days of Amazing Children” adoption initiative. February also celebrates and honors the contributions made by African-Americans during Black History Month.
“These incredible children deserve to have a forever family to call their own,” said DCF Southeast Regional Managing Director Dennis Miles. “These children truly are amazing and have so much love to give to their forever families. They are full of promise and hope.”
Thirty-two of the children featured in this month’s adoption campaign are from the Southeast Region which encompasses Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. February’s campaign showcases individual children, sibling groups and teenagers, all of whom can be adopted.
Some of the Southeast Region’s amazing children include 11-year-old Dajia, who enjoys music, fashion, having her hair done, spending time with children her age and being outdoors. And 13-year Markel, a student-athlete who enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and playing football and basketball.
Statewide, there are approximately 750 children in Florida's foster care program who are available for adoption. Videos and biographies of teens and children who can be adopted are available at www.adoptflorida.org. The attached public service announcement, www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsRmXpuhdUg, highlights how a sibling group could complete a family and give wonderful children a family to call their own. For more information on the Department, its services and programs, please visit: www.myflfamilies.com.