Founded in 1902, the Children's Home Society of Florida provides child adoption and fostering services and an emergency shelter for children who find themselves in abusive situations.
The Children's Home Society adoption services finds parents for children by screening potential adoptive parents in a process called a Home Study. The program ensures that children are placed into an environment that is conducive to their development, and provides counseling to the parents before and after the adoption takes place. Adoption is permanent: the child becomes a member of the family that adopts them just as a biological son or daughter would.
The foster program at the Children's Home Society seeks temporary care providers for children who have been removed from abusive situations until they can be returned to their families or adopted by relatives. These children often require extra care and attention to overcome the difficult circumstances from which they came.
The Children's Home Society Emergency Shelter Care program provides a nurturing environment for children who have lost their parents, or who have been abandoned or taken from their homes due to the presence of abusive situations or dangerous environments. In addition to providing food and shelter, the Shelter Care program is attended by professionals who are able to give children counseling and help to replace some of the aspects of a normal childhood.
These are just a few of the services that this organization provides. To learn more and to find out how you can help, please visit their website.
address: 3333 Forest Hill Boulevard
city: West Palm Beach
phone: 561.868.4300 fax: 561.868.4499 email: Judith.Warren@CHSFL.org url: CHSFL.org