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Our Greatest Adoption Need

Our Greatest Adoption Need

Let’s take a moment and think about adoption. 

Let’s think about the kids that need homes, the circumstances that lead them to need a family, and what type of adoptive families we really need. 

Recently, a wonderful mother of three beautiful children she and her husband adopted sent me this powerful quote from Jody Landers stating, “A child born to another woman calls me mommy...the magnitude of that tragedy and the depth of that privilege are not lost on me”. 

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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.