MELBOURNE, FL – November 19, 2018 – Brevard Family Partnership, in conjunction with the Honorable Charlie Crawford, Guardian ad Litem Program, Family Allies, and IMPOWER, hosted a Celebration of Adoption event on November 16, 2018, to celebrate the joining of 21 Brevard County foster youth with their “forever families.”
During the official, yet festive ceremonial proceedings, each family appeared before Judge Crawford and Brevard Family Partnership’s attorney, and presented the final permanency documents to the court, completing the adoption process. Following the ceremonies, a lunch reception for the newly-formed families was held in the courtroom, provided by Chick-fil-A of Viera.
The celebration aligns with November’s National Adoption Month, an initiative of the Children’s Bureau, with a goal to increase national awareness and bring attention to the need for permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. foster care system.
Brevard Family Partnership, along with partner agency IMPOWER, has joined with the Brevard community giving youth whose parents could no longer care for them, the safety and stability of a permanent and lasting family connection. Since Inception in 2005 over 1000 children have been adopted out of Brevard’s child welfare system.
For more information about adopting a child in foster care, please call Brevard Family Partnership at (321) 752-4650 or visit www.brevardfp.org.
About Brevard Family Partnership
Established in 2003 as a non-profit organization in response to the Legislative mandate to privatize foster care and related services in Florida (Section 409.986, Florida Statutes), Brevard Family Partnership is Brevard County’s lead child welfare agency. The agency was subsequently awarded the contract, through the Florida Department of Children and Families, to manage Brevard County’s child welfare system. Working in partnership with over 50 community organizations, its mission is to protect children, strengthen families and change lives through the prevention of child abuse and the operation and management of a comprehensive, integrated, community-based system of care for abused, abandoned and neglected children, and their families.