is a statewide adoption initiative aimed at promoting the benefits of public adoption. Explore Adoption urges families to consider creating or expanding their families by adopting a child who is older, has special needs, or is a part of a sibling group. Through public education, expanded partnerships and social media, Explore Adoption invites Floridians to learn more about the children immediately available for adoption in their home state and community. The initiative puts a new face on public adoption by telling many stories of families who have enriched their lives by adopting Florida's children. Since the beginning of Governor Scott’s administration, Florida has reduced the number of children available for adoption without an identified family from 850 to 750 on any given day. Florida will never give up on finding an adoptive family for a child.
of the Month
Every month children who are available for adoption without an identified family will be featured.
Meet Samuel, Mary and Jeremiah, our amazing children of the month.
Florida contracts with local partners to provide a variety of adoption and post adoption services.
- Adoption Recruiters and Specialists
- Adoption Competent Licensed Mental Health Professionals
- Post Adoption Services Counselors
- Adoption Support Groups
The Barnhill Family:
Ashley was a regular visitor at the home of her best friend, Devon. Devon’s parents, Jennifer and JonWesley even took care of Ashley a few weeks at a time when Ashley’s father was hospitalized. Read more about the Barnhills
View all family stories.
Begin Your Exploration
Florida's children come into foster care through no fault of their own.
When Florida's children in foster care are available for adoption, the legal rights of their biological parents have been terminated, and the children will never be returned to their birth parents.