Currently accepting Florida families into Family Match!!
Start your adoption journey now!
Over 800 foster children in Florida need a loving forever family. If you are hoping to adopt a child from foster care, Family-Match can help connect you with a child waiting for a home.
The Selfless Love Foundation and Adoption-Share are pleased to bring this groundbreaking technology to Florida families free of charge. Family-Match, a data driven technology with a compatibility assessment designed by the former lead researchers with eHarmony, seeks to decrease the time to adoption placement and match children to families where they will flourish. Participating families with approved home studies will get an unprecedented opportunity to be identified by child welfare workers across Florida, who will begin using Family-Match to connect children with compatible families in Summer of 2018.
Ashley & Ed Brown – Eloise & John Paul DeJoria
“As someone who was once in foster care and homeless, I know firsthand every child needs a family. Family-Match’s innovative technology is exactly what is needed to match children with their forever families. I’m excited to be a part of this life-changing program.”
– John Paul DeJoria,
Founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems and Tequila Patrón
Thea Ramirez, Founder of Adoption-Share
“Family-Match is flipping the script on how we find permanent homes for children in foster care today! We are enormously grateful for Selfless Love Foundation’s support in making it possible to pilot this incredible program in Florida!”
– Thea Ramirez
Founder of Adoption-Share
Families interested in Family-Match, or wanting to learn more.
*Families enrolled with Family-Match
HOW FAMILY-MATCH WORKS
- Home Study approved families wanting to adopt a child from Florida’s foster care system are invited to create a profile and complete a compatibility assessment.
- Once the application is fully launched in Summer 2018, our matching algorithm runs nightly, allowing workers across Florida, to identify your family as a potential match for a waiting child.
- Your family receives an inquiry from a placement worker in FL to explore matching you with a waiting child.
- If your family accepts the match, the child is placed in your home and families complete brief post placement assessments at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months after placement.
We are excited to help you find your forever family!
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If you’d like to support our efforts to find forever families for foster children, you can make a donation to support our mission. Each donation is greatly appreciated.
There are no unwanted children. Just unfound families.