Challenging communities to seriously consider adopting or mentoring siblings


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TAMPA BAY — This is an urgent and important question that must be raised time and time again, but each time, there is a different child or children. One Church One Child of Florida is reaching out to families and individuals in local communities across the state in efforts to help share the truth that the children pictured here and others like them are waiting for a permanent home and/or mentor.

Daily, over 700 children are in need of a family to call their own, many of them minorities. Can you provide a loving, permanent home for siblings or other children like them or even consider becoming their mentor?

Churches are asked to partner with One Church One Child in sharing information with congregations and extending Watch-Care Ministries to children.  Rev. Beverly Hills Lane, state president for One Church One Child of Florida and vice-president for National One Church One Child, is challenging fellow pastors to get involved and encouraging families to open their hearts and homes to children.

These series of articles feature children located in communities across the state and have no family identified to adopt them; will you take the challenge of opening your home and family to parenting them?

November’s child is highlighted in this article; she too deserves to have a family. Do pray sincerely for her and consider making her a part of your family through adoption or a part of your church through Project Watch-Care, for support and mentoring.


Janiya – “I care about others”


Kind, compassionate and incredibly intuitive, Janiya is a natural-born caregiver. She has a big heart and the uncanny ability to know exactly how others are feeling and what they need.

She can be a little shy at first, but once she’s comfortable she allows her playful, fun personality to shine through. Janiya’s proud of her “beautiful brown eyes” and how fast she can run. She loves to sing, swim, be outdoors and go shopping!

Janiya has overcome an incredible amount of self-doubt and difficulty in her young life, and she deserves a loving family that will celebrate and re-enforce her strength every day.

If you are interested in knowing more about Janiya and other children in foster care available for adoption, or if you would like to become a foster parent, mentor, partner or volunteer, One Church One Child is having an Education Forum on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10– 11:00 a.m. at Dove Chiropractic Medicine, Inc., located at 360 6th St. S, St. Petersburg.

A continental breakfast will be served.  Please RSVP with LaKay Fayson, Recruitment Coordinator for One Church One Child of Florida’s SunCoast Region, at (813) 740-0210 or

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