Please enter your comment! TAGSCommunity based Care of Central FloridaNational Adoption Day Previous article8 Ways to Protect Against Serious IllnessNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Commissioner Diane Velazquez The Anatomy of Fear 1 COMMENT Reply November 29, 2017 at 7:29 pm Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Community Based Care of Central Florida Strives to Raise Awareness of Kids Needing Homes In courthouses across Central Florida on Nov. 17, 45 children were officially united with their new parents during adoption ceremonies in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties as part of “National Adoption Day.”Ranging in age from toddlers to teens, the children were among thousands of kids who participated in celebrations taking place across the country in November. Twenty-nine children were adopted in Orange County. “Every year, this is an incredibly heartwarming day for dozens of children and families across Central Florida,’” said Glen Casel, president and CEO of Community Based Care of Central Florida (CBCCF), the lead agency overseeing foster care and adoption services locally. “Since our inception in 2004, we’ve helped more than 2,586 children find their forever families. Bringing these families together and witnessing these adoptions is one of the most rewarding parts of what we do.” CBCCF is hoping to raise awareness of the number of children who still need permanent, loving homes. In the tri-county area, approximately 143 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 the judges who oversaw the ceremonies in each county. “When I think of National Adoption Day, it reminds me that love has no boundaries,” said Judge Alicia L. Latimore. “Despite the age, race, background or experience of our children, their need for love is the same and they can always find it in a forever family.” To learn more about foster parenting or adoption, prospective families can visit www.ProtectAndInspire.org.About Community Based Care of Central FloridaAs the leading nonprofit organization overseeing foster care, adoption and other child welfare services in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, Community Based Care of Central Florida serves more than 3,000 children and their families. For more information, visit wwwProtectAndInspire.org, “like” Community Based Care of Central Florida on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/CBCCFL or follow it on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CBCCFL. I watched the Welcoming Ceremony via Live streaming, there was a special family from Apopka at the ceremony, finalizing the adoption of the child they raised from birth a glorious day to witness Families become forever parents. There were smiles, happy tears & tons of hugs.