Fla. officials push adoptions of black foster kids

Published On: Feb 09 2012 11:30:38 AM EST
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

State child welfare officials are featuring a different black foster child who is available for adoption every day during black history month.

The program is part of the Explore Adoption campaign and focuses on teens, sibling groups and children with special needs.

The Department of Children and Families will introduce the foster youths through videos, photos and biographies on www.adoptflorida.org. These children are among the 800 children in foster care in Florida who are currently available for adoption.

The website also showcases several African-American foster and adoptive families in the "Family Stories" gallery.

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