Community Based Care of Central Florida celebrates National Adoption Day

diaz familyOn November 21st, 2014, 35 children were officially adopted in Central Florida homes includes fifteen children in Orange County as part of National Adoption Day were 4,500 children were adopted nationally

National Adoption Day

Each November, the Community Based Care of Central Florida helps bring orphaned children and infants into loving homes as part of National Adoption Day.

“It was a special day for children and families who became officially bonded together forever,” said Glen Casel, CEO and president of Community Based Care of Central Florida, the lead agency overseeing foster care and adoption services locally. “As our organization celebrates its 10th anniversary, we’re pleased to share that we’ve helped create more than 1,000 forever families – like these today – since our inception.”
Community Based Care is hoping to raise awareness of the number of children who still need permanent, loving homes. In the tri-county area, more than 90 children in foster care are available for adoption – among thousands nationally.

“These are good kids longing for a family to bring them stability, safety and love,” said Casel.

Several community members attended the event to show their support, including judges who oversaw the ceremonies in each county.

“As an adoptive father myself, National Adoption Day has always been close to my heart,” said Judge Robert M. Evans, who presided over the ceremonies in Orange County. “I’m honored to forever bind together children and families in our community so they can create a lifetime of memories filled with happiness and love.”

Adoption is Love

As for me, Adoption is personal and an act of love. As an 11 year old boy, I remember driving to the adoption agency to pick up my new baby sister. I spent my entire childhood previously as an only child and was excited to welcome my new sister into our family. From personal experience I can tell you that the loving act of adoption is a gift to the adopted child, birth parents, and adoptive parents. If you are a family considering adopting a child into your home, do it, you will not regret it. As the sibling relationship has grown over the years with my own sister, I am excited to be a groomsman in her wedding in 2015.

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