Foster Care

Department Of Children And Families Logo (Source: DCF)

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.


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.


Bunchy Gertner has been volunteering her time to make sure foster kids get presents on 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.



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.


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.


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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.



Adoption Special ‘A Home For The Holidays With Martina McBride’ Airs Wednesday

The 13th Annual A Home For The Holidays With Martina McBride, an entertainment special featuring stories about adoption from foster care, will be broadcasted Wednesday night on CBS Television Network.



Child Advocates, Officals Take Closer Look At DCF’s Performance

There have been a number of changes to Florida’s child welfare program. A decade ago, the state began turning over it’s program to private contractors instead of state workers. Almost everyone involved feels that the change has been for the best, but that’s all it is — a feeling.


Kids In Distress

N4N In Your Community: Kids In Distress Making Strides

Kids In Distress serves those described in it’s name. It’s a safe haven for foster kids and promotes healthy families in the community.


Artist rendering of the Emmaus Place.  (Source:

Miami Apartment Gives Foster Teens Safe Place To Stay

A recently renovated apartment building in downtown Miami will give teen boys who age out of foster care a safe place to stay until they learn to take care of themselves.