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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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In the last ten[+] years, Heartland for Children has established strong community partnerships and effective programs that have positively impacted our tri-county area. Under their leadership, child abuse has decreased. This change has been a result of strong commitment to prevention and evidence based programs. Additionally, their focus on trauma focused care has made a tremendous impact on children and families that have experienced abuse, neglect, and out of home placements. Heartland for Children is the model of community based care for our state. As a social worker who was involved in the transition to this model of care in our state, I fully support and endorse their continued work and leadership in Hardee, Highlands and Polk counties.