Celebrating National Adoption Day

On November 16th, FFCR participated in Miami’s National Adoption Day, spearheaded by Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc. and supported by The Children’s Trust at the Miami Children’s Museum. All of Miami’s Children’s Court dependency division judges were on hand to preside over 64 adoptions against the whimsical backdrop of the museum’s interactive and child-friendly environment. According to Our Kids, 81% of the adopting families were relatives of the children they adopted. The majority of the adoptions involved one or more siblings. Twelve youth ages 10-12 were adopted and four youth 13 or older were adopted during National Adoption Day. It was a privilege to witness the formalization of so many families, and we are proud that FFCR’s work contributes to these joyful outcomes. Please check out Our Kids’ board chair, former FFCR volunteer, and current FFCR board member, Kate Callahan speaking about National Adoption Day on CBS!


Our Kids CEO Michael Williams shares words of gratitude and inspiration with child welfare professionals, families and children to kick off National Adoption Day


The Honorable Cindy Lederman thanks everyone for the love and devotion they have for children during her final National Adoption Day before her retirement in December

FFCR Executive Director, Candice Maze, with FFCR’s Chair-Elect, Lynne Kafka and her husband Carl Kafka

11th Circuit Chief Judge Bertila Soto

FFCR staff member Melissa Taylor is EXCITED about National Adoption Day!