Larry Rein - SF 100

South Florida’s child welfare community celebrated Thanksgiving early this week.  Recognizing National Adoption Month, in virtual ceremonies November 20th and 21st we celebrated and thanked the incredible people that open their hearts to foster children needing a new permanent home. Locally, and nationally, our ideal goal is safely keeping abused, abandoned and neglected children with their parents or reunification following temporary foster care placement.  However, sometimes challenges are so substantial that we need an alternative.  Last year loving, compassionate South Floridians met this challenge providing permanent adoptive homes for 500 foster children.  Their generosity is immense and our gratitude unending.