One Church One Child of Florida, Inc. Spotlight

In the spotlight are children available for adoption into your family

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.

Rev. Beverly H. Lane of Tampa serves as President for Florida’s One Church One Child State Board of Directors and Regional Vice-President for National One Church One Child and helps in leading 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. The series continues featuring children all over Florida who are waiting in foster care for a forever loving family to call their own.

July’s child is highlighted in this article.  Continue to pray 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.

Ashanti, 13

Little Ashanti has many obstacles to overcome every day. And every day for all of her 13 years she has tackled these obstacles with strength and tenacity – and a big smile. She loves interactive toys and being talked to, listening to music and watching television.

Welcoming Ashanti into your family will be a different experience than other 13-year-old girls, but having this sweet soul in your life is an indescribable joy. She carries with her warmth and serenity, and she deserves the love and consistency of a forever family.

Ashanti will do best in a nurturing, supportive home able to care for her medical needs.

If you are interested in knowing more about Ashanti and other children in foster care available for adoption, or if you would like to become a foster parent, mentor, partner or volunteer, please contact LaKay Fayson, Recruitment Coordinator for One Church One Child of Florida, at (813) 740-0210 or lakay_fayson@ococfl.org. The website for One Church One Child of Florida is www.ococfl.org.

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