Children’s Home Society of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast is a nonprofit agency contracted to provide training for families interested in adopting children from the foster care system.
Over the years, Children’s Home Society had developed processes to screen and educate families before beginning training and a home study. These processes were effective, but were time- and resource-intensive. A staff person’s resignation in February 2020 left the agency short-staffed and looking to hire. In March 2020, the global pandemic made filling the position and continuing their processes nearly impossible.