Holiday Adopt-A-Family in South Florida

Help a Struggling Family Have a Memorable Holiday Season.  BRING JOY & CHEER!

Our 2023 Adopt A Family program is now closed. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors and volunteers. We had a record number of inquiries this year and we were able to adopt 105 families and four daycare centers!

If you are interested in adopting a family in 2024 please fill out this form and you will be contacted in early November:

While many children may request the latest iPhone, LeBron sneakers, or video game console, the wishes we receive at Touch A Heart are different. A young girl simply asks for pajamas, while one mother hopes for pillows and blankets because her three children share a single pillow. A boy’s request is as humble as a football and a book. Another mother’s only wish is to have a pot to cook for her family. These are the heartfelt wishes of the less fortunate families in our community.

For the past two decades Touch A Heart’s holiday family adoption program in South Florida has been facilitating holiday adoptions, and this year, more families than ever are reaching out for assistance through our nonprofit partners. Their stories are both heartwarming and touching. As an adopter, you can choose a family based on location, nonprofit provider, family size, or simply by feeling connected to their profile. Most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the family you’re supporting, sharing in the joy of giving.

Touch A Heart has been facilitating holiday adoptions for the past 20 years.  More families than ever are being submitted for help by our nonprofit partners, and their stories will touch your heart.   As an “adopter,” you will be matched with a family based on location, nonprofit provider, or number of family members.  Best of all, you get to meet the family you are helping and share the joy.

Some common questions are answered here:

Adopt-A-Family Q&A

Feel free to join up with friends or co-workers to adopt a family in need.

Email with any questions about adopting a family in South Florida.

If you are a family in need (South Florida only!): please have your CASEWORKER contact us for consideration.  Due to the high volume of requests, we are unable to respond to requests directly from families who want to be adopted or are outside of South Florida (Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties only).

Adopt-A-Family South Florida Program Q&A

A: Families in need are selected by their caseworkers at local non-profit organizations that Touch A Heart has partnered with.

A: Once you are matched a family, you will be sent information with the family name, contact number and their holiday wish list as well as their caseworker’s information. Most of our “adopters” choose to meet their adopted family, and we will included some ideas on how to go about this once you are matched up with a family.  Or you may deliver the gifts to the family’s agency or caseworker.

A: There are many ways you can participate in the Adopt-A-Family program. If you choose to adopt a family but wish to remain anonymous, please let the caseworker know and they will help coordinate getting the gifts to the family. If you do not adopt a family, there is also a need for monetary donations.  Touch A Heart adopts many families at the holiday time from the funds raised throughout the year.  You can donate online here.

A: Click here to send an email to Touch A Heart requesting information on our other programs that support group homes for children, Title I schools and low-income daycare centers.

A: Absolutely. There are many families in need and any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.

A: Touch A Heart will be adopting many families from the money raised throughout the year.  We need volunteers to help shop, wrap and deliver gifts to those families.