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Fla. DCF celebrates Black History Month

Posted at 10:54 AM, Feb 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-04 15:46:17-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- February is Black History Month, and The Florida Department of Children and Families is celebrating the many ways African-Americans have improved our state and our country.

Across the state, Department of Children and Families employees, along with our many community partners, are commemorating this month several activities.

In addition, for the second year, African-American children available for adoption will be highlighted online with videos, photos and biographies at Each day during February, the “28 Days of Amazing African-American Children: Explore Adoption!” campaign shows an African-American child currently available for adoption in Florida and focuses on teens, sibling groups and children with special needs.

“All of our children in foster care are waiting for a place to call home,” said Secretary David Wilkins. “Please take some time this month to explore the idea of adoption and look at our amazing children who deserve a permanent, loving family.”

These children are among the 750 children in foster care in Florida who are currently available for adoption. The website will also African-American foster and adoptive families in the “Family Stories” gallery.