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National Adoption Month 2015 Recap

National Adoption Month 2015 Recap

Did you know that our biggest adoption month each year is National Adoption Month (November)?

On November 18th, 2015 (National Adoption Day) alone, we had six children (all girls) finalize their adoptions!  We had one additional adoption at the end of November, making a total of seven total children and teens adopted during the month of November. 

In 2015, 32 children and teens throughout Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties were either matched with a family, or finalized their adoption with a family they were matched with! 

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Without conditions or reservations, I wholeheartedly endorse Heartland for Children as the Community Based Organization (CBC) serving abused and neglected children in Highlands, Hardee and Polk Counties. The child welfare system has improved dramatically under the outstanding leadership of Heartland for Children. For nearly a decade, Heartland for Children has been delivering high-quality services to children and families in our communities. In fact, the system of care that was designed to protect child, our most precious resource, was not always responsive, nor highly respected, before Heartland for Children was selected as the first CBC, covering Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties.