Foster Care

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Lawmakers Working On Fix To Extended Foster Care

The sponsor of Florida’s 2013 law extending foster care to age 21 is working on a legislative fix to resolve confusion about which state agency is responsible for severely disabled young adults in the program.

09/22/2014

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DCF Works With Agency To Relieve Miami Foster-Care Overflow

The Florida Department of Children and Families is working with the agency that oversees child welfare in Miami to resolve issues that have included an overflow of kids in the area’s foster-care system.

08/08/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Juvenile Justice, Foster Care Issues Gain In 2014 Session

The 2014 legislative session saw major gains for juvenile justice issues in Florida while also seeking to bolster the independence of foster children.

05/12/2014

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Former Foster Kids Gain Health Insurance Under ACA

Nearly 10,000 teens and young adults who aged out of foster care in Florida are eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

04/29/2014

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Senate Bill Could Help Hand Car Keys To Kids In Foster Care

A bill that would give teens and young adults in foster care greater access to driver’s licenses unanimously passed its first Senate panel on Tuesday.

02/18/2014

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Five Years After Boy’s Suicide, Findings Could Resurface

The suicide of 7-year-old Gabriel Myers in foster care shocked the child-welfare system in 2009. It led to a series of recommendations about Florida’s use of psychotropic medications on foster kids and how to protect already-traumatized children from sexual abuse by other abused children.

02/07/2014

The 15th annual A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH CELINE DION, an entertainment special to be broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, will be hosted by multiple-platinum-selling and five-time Grammy Award-winning superstar Celine Dion (pictured). Photo: Eric McCandless/Triage ©2013 Triage Entertainment. All Rights Reserved

Joy Of Adoption To Be Celebrated On CBS

Wednesday night is a big night on CBS especially for those with big hearts. The 15th annual “A Home For The Holidays with Celine Dion” will be broadcast on CBS4.

CBS Miami–12/17/2013

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New Law Letting Kids Stay In Foster Care Till 21 Gets Pushback

A new law giving young adults in foster care the option of staying until age 21 is slated to go into effect January 1, 2014.

11/21/2013

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DCF’s Three-Day Summit In Orlando Underway

With over 2,000 people expected to attend, Florida’s Department of Children and Families is set to hold its annual summit Wednesday in Orlando.

08/28/2013

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

House Clears Bill For Extended Foster Care

A bill that would grant young adults living in foster care to stay longer than 18 has passed the House and is headed to Gov. Rick Scott for approval.

05/02/2013

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