November is National Adoption Month, 11/22, 30 local kids “forever homes.” Community Based Care of Central Florida (CBC), the lead local nonprofit agency overseeing foster care and adoption services, will host Adoption Day ceremonies at the Orange, Seminole and Osceola county courthouses.
Thirty children will be adopted during ceremonies in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties on Friday, Nov. 22, as part of National Adoption Day celebrations taking place across the country. About 4,500 children and their families will participate nationwide.
Community Based Care of Central Florida, the lead agency overseeing foster care and adoption services locally, aims to raise awareness of the number of kids in foster care needing permanent, loving homes. In the tri-county area, there are over 60 children available for adoption – among thousands nationally.
The children being adopted on Friday range in age from toddlers to teens, with an average age of 9. Each will be officially united with their new families as a judge finalizes their adoptions. Afterward, families will celebrate with a party. Florida’s First Lady, Ann Scott, will attend the ceremony in Osceola County.
About Community Based Care of Central Florida
Community Based Care of Central Florida serves more than 3,000 children and their families as the lead agency overseeing foster care, adoption and other child welfare services in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. For more information, visit www.cbccfl.org.