Gift of Adoption Florida

This all volunteer board has been working together as a team since 2001 to put the gift of family in reach for vulnerable, parentless children the U.S. and around the world. As the first volunteer board for Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc., the Florida Board has an extraordinary contribution on behalf of children in need of families. For the past fourteen years they have worked tirelessly as an all-volunteer board to raise awareness and funds to complete the adoptions of otherwise at-risk children in need of loving families.

The magnitude of their personal generosity and devotion of time to the Gift of Adoption Fund 501c3 organization – to impact children’s ability to become adopted has exceeded $750,000. 

These contributions have directly, immediately, and unequivocally improved the lives of  more than 300 children who otherwise would most likely not have found permanent homes and forever families. 

The Board members include:

David Alexander, Mindy  Budzynski, David Conn, Tom Hand, David Jones, Eric Kudzinski, Mike Loparco, Laurie Powell, Tracy Romano, Loreen Spencer and Jeanne Tate

VOLUNTEER DONATE JOIN THEIR EFFORTS 

Gift of Adoption Fund - Florida Chapter

www.giftofadoption.org/chapters/florida.html

Foster Care Spike

The number of Florida children in the state’s foster-care system has reached its highest level since 2008 — driven by both a spike in the number of kids being removed from their homes and a drop in the number being discharged after a stint in foster care.

In the last 24 months, the number of children in what’s known as out-of-home care has reached 22,004 statewide, up from 17,591 in 2013.

These and other trends are included in a report developed by the Department of Children and Families for a recent meeting of the state’s privatized community-based care organizations, which oversee foster care and adoption services.

There is no better way to stem this unfortunate uptick than to educate and encourage the use of private adoption options for foster care children as outlined in section 63.082 of the Florida Statutes. Birth parents have the Constitutionally protected right to chose adoptive parents and remove their child from the system, which is a win win for all involved. For more information call 1-800-GO-ADOPT