Thanks to our Runners and Walkers!
Hundreds help to raise awareness of the many children in Brevard searching for their "Forever Home"
Our thanks to the hundreds of Brevard friends and neighbors who participated in Brevard Family Partnership's 7th Annual Walk for Love and inaugural Run for Love 5K at the Church at Viera.
Since 2005, Brevard Family Partnership has helped place over 540 children in “forever homes” with loving families; from July 2011 through June 2012 – the agency’s last fiscal year – BFP placed 71 children. During the month of November, designated as National Adoption Month, over 500 children in Florida became a member of a Forever Family!
Intervention Services received Angels in Adoption Award
Rep. Sandy Adams (FL-24) announced today that Intervention Services, Inc. (ISI) of Orlando was selected as Florida’s 24th District Angels in Adoption™ winner for 2012. Representatives of ISI and BFP traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to participate in the awards ceremony and take part in the events honoring adoption heroes from around the country. The Angels in Adoption™ program is sponsored by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about the millions of children around the world in need of safe and loving homes, and to eliminating the barriers that too often hinder these children from realizing their basic right to a family.
“Intervention Services performs amazing work with young people throughout Central Florida,” said Adams. “Whether it is adoption services, foster care placement, or mental health counseling, they understand that helping children make the transition into a loving home requires a holistic approach to care. These dedicated individuals have impacted the lives of hundreds of children, bringing families together and helping transition young men and women into happy and stable homes. I applaud them for their great work throughout Central Florida and am proud to have nominated them as the 2012 Angels in Adoption™ honoree for Florida’s 24th District.”
Adoption. Providing a Child with a "Forever Home"
We all know that children are special…but adopted children are chosen! Adoption is permanence for a child; it means the child has a 'forever' family who will be there for them through the good times and the challenges.
The decision to adopt is one that should never be made in haste or based solely on emotion. The process of adoption makes the chosen child a legal member of the adoptive family with all the rights and privileges of a biological child. Becoming a parent through adoption is time consuming, but it’s worth the effort. Give a child the love and security that he or she truly deserves, and make your house a home to an extraordinary child!
Adoption is permanence for a child who has been permanently removed from his or her home and resides in foster, relative, or kinship care.
We work in partnership with our case management agencies to ensure the timeliest adoption for the children in our care. There are many factors that impact the permanent placement of children and can include: the age of the child, whether they are part of a sibling group, and their gender, as well as medical, emotional, and developmental needs.
If you are interested in providing a "forever home" for a child in the foster care system, please call us at (321) 752-4650, or visit these pages. Here, you will find many of the children available for adoption; however, it does not include all of the children available in Brevard County or in the State of Florida.
Child adoptions facilitated by Brevard Family Partnership
Each year, Brevard Family Partnership helps bring together children and families who begin a new life, together. To date, we've found "forever homes" for over 600 children!
FY 2006: 98 - Goal 89
FY 2007: 89 - Goal 81
FY 2008: 76 - Goal 71
FY 2009: 71 - Goal 63
FY 2010: 76 - Goal 54
FY 2011: 59 - Goal 48
FY 2012: 71 - Goal 60
FY 2013: 60 - Goal 60
FY 2014: *5 - Goal 72 (*Adoptions through 8/31/13)
Note: Brevard Family Partnership's Fiscal Year (FY) runs from July 1, through June 30.
Who Can Adopt a Child?
People of all ages, races, and beliefs are eligible to become adoptive parents. There is no marital, educational, or financial prerequisite that must be met for consideration.
Some Things To Consider When Deciding To Adopt A Child:
Why do I want to adopt a child?
Can I provide a stable home for a child?
Am I ready to open my heart to another's needs?
Is this child just a substitute for a lost child, or a person in his/her own right?
Am I willing to go through the paperwork and various other requirements to have a child?
How will I handle friends' and family's questions and comments about adoption?
Can I love this child as my own?
How will I deal with my child's questions about his or her birth parents?
When will I tell my child about adoption?
Can I afford to take another person into my family?
Traits Of Successful Adoptive Families
A true acceptance of the child's differences.
The ability to measure success in small steps.
A firm belief in commitment.
CLICK HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about Adoptions.