Editor’s note: This is a monthly series spotlighting Florida children available for adoption.
One Church One Child of Florida is a faith-based, 501(c)(3) organization, operating statewide in partnership with the Department of Children and Families and local community-based lead agencies and their providers to help raise awareness and recruit adoptive and foster families for children in local communities and churches to partner in supporting local children in foster care through Church Watch-Care Ministries.
The Rev. Beverly H. Lane of Tampa serves as president of Florida’s One Church One Child State Board of Directors and is regional vice president for the national One Church One Child. She helps to lead the charge across the state to find both permanent and temporary homes for Florida’s children in foster care.
The reality is that over 50 percent of the children who need a permanent family are minorities. This monthly series features children from all over Florida who are waiting in foster care for a forever loving family to call their own. August’s child is Jeremiah.
Jeremiah: ‘I’m a hugger!’
Jeremiah’s a sweet, playful kid who loves games of all kinds. He can be a little shy, but he has a big heart and he cares for other people, and so it makes sense that his biggest goal is to become a fireman when he grows up.
Jeremiah tries hard in school – excelling especially in math – and he’s very proud of being chosen as a library aide this year. Jeremiah is a very thoughtful, loving kid who wants and deserves to have his sweet, affectionate nature reciprocated by a forever family. He’ll thrive in a loving, patient two-parent home that will nurture his many talents and help him to retain contact with his family out of state.
For more information about becoming an adoptive or foster parent, mentor, partner or volunteer, contact the following: for SunCoast Region, LaKay Fayson; Northeast Region, Dr. Mari Hope; Southeast Region, Cora Perry; Northwest, Central and Southern, Paulette Glover at 888-283-0886 or email@example.com. The website for One Church One Child of Florida is www.ococfl.org. The Children’s Board Heart Gallery Tampa Bay photo of Jeremiah is provided by Pezz Photo.