Our mission goes beyond adoption. We serve children and families.
We help children and families in crisis find stability and security, through adoption, counseling, and assistance with basic needs. Every family is different, and we help create caring solutions that provide for the child, the mother, and other siblings.
Advocates for Children and Families (ACF) is a non-profit organization, licensed to provide adoption services by the Florida Department of Children and Families. ACF has been providing programs and services focused on the well-being of children and families since 1992.
The field of adoption has changed significantly over the last 30 years. Throughout our years of service there have been changes in legislation and advances in evidence based-social sciences that have influenced our work and pushed us to continuously address the ethical dilemmas related to adoption. In January 2022, we merged with Adoption Authority to increase our impact. This collaboration of two successful non-profits joining together allowed us to evolve and expand our services to effectively address the vulnerability of infants, children, and parents in crisis. Our comprehensive program services include ACF Adoptions, ACF Community, and ACF Counseling.
What We Do
Our Board, Staff, Volunteers, Sponsors, and Donors are improving the
communities we serve by:
Providing comprehensive adoption services.
Helping children thrive.
Assisting families with basic needs including housing, utilities, food, and clothing.
Supporting parents in creating solution-focused plans to move from crisis to stability.
Finding forever families for children with special needs.
Partnering with public child welfare agencies to move children towards permanency.
Why We Need You
Advocates for Children and Families (ACF) does collect fees for some adoption services, but the majority of the services we provide do not generate revenue. In 2021, 70.5% of the services provided were unpaid. ACF relies on grants, donations, and corporate sponsors to adequately respond to the needs of women and children in crisis, and to subsidize our special needs adoption program.
We rely on community support to help children thrive. We are extremely grateful to the Corporations, Individuals, and Families who partner with us in our commitment to helping children and families thrive.
Meet Our Partners
The Johnson Family
Osterhout Berger Disability Law
Studio MJG, Steinger, Greene & Feiner and Morrill Family and Alwine-Beam Family
Donations are critical to our ability to place children in good homes—and to help many other families through crisis situations. We can use your help, even if it’s only a few dollars. You could make a life-changing difference.