February is Black History Month

picture of sibling groupFebruary is Black History Month. This month, it is important to take the time to reflect on the contributions of African Americans across the world. As part of this reflection, DCF will recognize 28 amazing African-American children who are available for adoption each day this month at www.adoptflorida.org.

At any given point, there are approximately 800 children who are available for adoption in Florida. Although African Americans make-up only 16 percent of Florida’s population, African-American children make up 39 percent of children in the child welfare system. Research shows that African-American children remain in foster care longer as well. These children all share a common dream – they want to be loved and become a part of a family where they can thrive, trust, and grow up to reach their full potential and accomplish their dreams.

This month, the Department of Children and Families and Explore Adoption will highlight 28 Days of Amazing Children. The campaign showcases one African-American child or sibling group available for adoption every day in February. To see today’s child or biographies and videos for all of the amazing children available for adoption, visit: www.adoptflorida.org.

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