Holiday Family Adoption in South Florida
Help a Struggling Family in South Florida Have a Memorable Holiday Season.
Thank you to all of our generous sponsors and volunteers. We had a record number of inquiries this year and despite the pandemic, we were able to adopt over 30% more families than last year! The program is now closed. If you are interested in adopting a family in the future, please fill out this form:
A typical kid might ask Dad for the newest iPhone, LeBron sneakers or video game console. Touch A Heart receives a different type of wish list. A young girl asks for pajamas and nothing else. One mother asks for pillows and blankets because her three children are sharing a bed with one pillow. A boy asks for a football and a book. Another mother just wants a pot to be able to cook for her family. These come from the wish lists of the less fortunate families in our area. Touch A Heart’s holiday family adoption program in South Florida is committed to raising funds to support these families during the holidays and throughout the year. The Adopt-A-Family holiday charity program matches up local families in need selected from our partner agencies with a sponsor through Touch A Heart. The sponsors get a profile from their family with a wish list of holiday gifts and household items and provide them with gifts and a holiday meal.
Touch A Heart has been facilitating holiday adoptions for the past 17 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 a 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:
Feel free to join up with friends or co-workers to adopt a family in need.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.