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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.



Volunteers With A Voice Make Difference In Foster Care System

In the wake of the Nubia Barahona family tragedy, the challenges of the foster care system have been realized along with the deadly consequences of its flaws.


Nelson Hincapie

Focus On So. Florida: GUIDING LIGHT

The Focus Show welcomes CEO and President of Voices For Children, Nelson Hincapie, to explain more about the GAL program and the impact it has on the children it serves.

My TV 33–03/21/2011


Miami Child Found Home Alone Put In Foster Care

A Miami judge has placed a toddler found home alone in an apartment on Thursday in the care of a foster family.



Judge Places Injured Tot With New Foster Family

A Broward judge decided Thursday that an 11-month-old boy in foster care, who was hospitalized this week with a skull fracture, will be placed with a different foster family.


Gregory Martin  (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

DNA Links Miami Man To Decade Old Runaway Murder

Her rape and murder went unsolved for more than a decade and brought to light some of the inadequacies of the social care system in Miami. On Tuesday, 40-year old Gregory Martin was charged in the death of 13-year old Cynteria Phillips.



Adopting Through Foster System Much Less Costly

LAUDERDALE LAKES (CBS4) – Adoption can be an expensive and lengthy process, but few families consider the less costly option of adoption through the foster care system, like the Cosby’s of Lauderdale Lakes did. “There’s […]