Explore Adoption

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.

Child of the Month

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Every month children who are available for adoption without an identified family will be featured.

Meet Consuela, our amazing child of the month.

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Resources

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Florida contracts with local partners to provide a variety of adoption and post adoption services.

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Stories

The Garvey Family

The Guzman Family:
The Guzman family began their fostering journey eight years ago when their desire to possibly adopt one child (preferably a girl) kept tugging at their hearts. Read more about the Guzman's

Begin Your Exploration

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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.

Start your search now.

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