Adopting a Family
ADOPTIONS OPEN NOVEMBER 11, 2021
Each year over 60 percent of our Christmas Connection families are adopted by members of the community. This is a great opportunity for families, offices, and clubs to participate.
To adopt, you complete the adoption request form and you will be assigned a family that meets your specification. You will be provided the family's wish list. You are asked to fill the request as much as your budget permits.
Groups, teams, and businesses are encouraged to select a medium to large size family.
How Does It Work?
You complete and submit an electronic request to "Adopt a Family" You may indicate the desired size of the family, any special request such as small children, elderly, disabled, etc. on your submission form.
You may also indicate whether you wish to deliver the gifts to the family or would prefer to bring them to the Christmas Connection site. Not all cases are available for direct delivery. Once you complete the adoption request you will receive contact information and the wish list for your adopted family via email. Once you have shopped for your family you will either deliver the gifts to the family or bring the gifts to the Christmas Connection site for delivery by the social workers. The adopted cases which must be delivered are due to the site by December 12, 2021.
You may request a family you can deliver to directly, however not all families are eligible for direct delivery. This determination is made by the social worker and cannot be changed. Deliveries that are approved for direct delivery should be coordinated with your family and made no later than December 19, 2021. Upon completion of your delivery, please notify Christmas Connection that the delivery has been completed by using the contact form on the website or by calling (850) 665-3852.
Change of Plans
If for some reason you cannot follow through with either the adoption or the delivery, please notify us as soon as possible prior to December 18, 2021. Our site closes on December 20, 2021, and we will not be able to provide assistance after that point.