adoptive parents

eHarmony technology transformed to help foster children find forever homes

eHarmony technology transformed to help foster children find forever homes

FamiliesFirst Network of (FFN) Lakeview Center launched a new technology Feb. 15 that will improve compatibility matching and reduce wait times for adoptive parents to be matched with foster children in need of forever homes. “Selfless Love Foundation is a Florida-based nonprofit whose mission is to transform and enrich the lives of current and former […]

Trio seeking one forever family

Trio seeking one forever family

Three beautiful siblings who are very bonded to each other are ready for their forever home. Alex’s only request regarding an adoptive family is that he remain with his sisters. The girls think they would like a family that likes to travel since they love new experiences and new places. All are happy, generally well-behaved […]

Finally, 3 siblings find their forever home

Finally, 3 siblings find their forever home

A local family became whole Friday, Nov. 18. Dawn and Paul, parents to Lance, 14, Landyn, 10 and Lukus, 7, became parents of six as they finalized the adoption of 7-year-old Natalye, 3-year-old Carter and 2-year-old Gabrielle. For the family, it was a momentous occasion and the culmination of roughly five years of waiting and […]

Siblings want a forever family and to stay together

Siblings want a forever family and to stay together

Four wonderful siblings who need a forever family where they can remain together!   Ekiya is as very sweet and outgoing.  She gets along well with others and makes friends easily.  She is behind in school because she missed so much in the past, but she loves school and does very well.  She is a gifted […]

Our children, our future

Our children, our future

There are more than 500 children in our county waiting to be adopted.  One in every 18 children in our county is or will be abused.  There are more than 550 homeless children in our school district.  43 percent of all adults are functionally illiterate.  The list could go on. We as a county are […]

Kohl has special challenges and needs encouraging family

Kohl has special challenges and needs encouraging family

Kohl is a very sweet young man with some big challenges.  He has Autism and some significant cognitive delays.   His speech is somewhat delayed and he is working on about first and second grade level in most areas although he is enrolled in a 7th grade special class.  He receives weekly language therapy and several […]

Waiting for a real family

Waiting for a real family

There are more than 500 children in temporary foster homes in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties.  They have been abused, neglected or abandoned.  While some may eventually return to their birth families, the rest will need adoptive families. FamiliesFirst Network is a community-based care agency that provides foster care and adoption services for […]