Education forum on adopting, fostering and mentoring children

ST. PETERSBURG — On any given day, approximately 800 children in Florida’s foster care system are waiting to be adopted. One Church One Child of Florida, a statewide, faith-based, non-profit organization, has partnered with the Department of Children and Families, churches and community based care lead agencies, businesses, organizations and individuals to help find loving forever homes for children throughout the state of Florida.

Their mission is to help ensure that every waiting child has a permanent family and a home to call their own. They work hard to find at least one family in each church to adopt, foster or mentor at least one child.

One Church One Child of Florida is having an Education Forum Fri., March 20 from 6 – 7 p.m. at Annie’s Beauty Supply, located at 2104 34th St. S. in St. Petersburg.

The community is invited to attend and learn more about adopting, fostering, mentoring, volunteering or partnering. There will be refreshments and gift giveaways.

Please RSVP to LaKay Fayson, Recruitment Coordinator, at (813) 985-7831 or  For more information, please log on to

One Church One Child was founded in 1980 to help the State of Illinois address the disproportionate number of African-American children languishing in their foster care system. The program was successful and was implemented in Florida in March of 1988 to address its overrepresentation problem.

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