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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

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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

Bunchy Gertner has been volunteering her time to make sure foster kids get presents on Christmas.in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties get presents for Christmas. (Source: JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF)

Great Grandma’s North Pole Provides Toys For Foster Kids

Would you put aside your social life and needs to give foster care children a Christmas morning they’d never forget? Bunchy Gertner does.

CBS4–12/22/2012

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Teenage Brothers Adopted Together After Being Featured At Foster Care Event

It was a day foster children Tyler and Kyle had been dreaming about: being part of a real family.

CBS4–06/11/2012

Custodial Workers at the University of Miami voted to go on strike if wage increase demands aren't met.  (Source: CBS4)

Miami Foster Kids Attend Special Graduation Ceremony

Nearly 100 students in foster care in Miami-Dade were honored Saturday at a special graduation ceremony.

06/10/2012

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Florida Foster Kids Get Early Holiday Present

Hundreds of kids across the state in foster care have received an early Christmas present – a trip to spend the holiday with relatives or family friends.

CBS4–12/22/2011

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