July 20, 2011 – For the fifth straight year, Brevard Family Partnership, working in concert with its case management agencies, Children’s Home Society and Devereux Florida, and adoption partner, Intervention Services has exceeded its goal for adoptions of children in foster care. In the just completed fiscal year, which ran from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, fifty-nine children of all ages were joined with families. The 2011 goal for Brevard, as set by theFlorida Department of Children and Families was 48.

“This is a testament to the incredible families of Brevard, who have lovingly opened their hearts and homes to children in need of permanency,” said Brevard Family Partnership’s child and family program manager, LaChrista Jones. “These children now have a place they can call ‘home’ with a forever family.”

Since 2006, BFP and its partners have united 463 children with ‘Forever Families’ –as adoptive families are called– giving youngsters whose parents could no longer care for them the safety and stability of a permanent and lasting family connection. “Every child that is adopted is one more of Brevard’s children with a chance for a bright future.”

Children available for adoption in Brevard County range in age from birth to seventeen years. Currently, there is a need for families in Brevard interested in adopting teenagers and sibling groups.

For more information about adopting a child in foster care, please call Brevard Family Partnership at (321) 752-4650 or visit www.heartgallerybrevard.org.