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More Families Needed For State’s Foster Youth

A new study found of the 18,000 children in foster care in Florida, 13-percent live in group homes instead of with a family.

05/19/2015

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Fmr. Foster Child Sues Agencies Over Alleged Molestation

A former foster child in Broward county is suing the agencies charged with protecting him over allegations that a foster parent sexually abused him.

05/05/2015

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Lawmakers Look To Increase Adoptions Of Foster Kids

A new bill meant to increase adoptions of foster kids in Florida unanimously passed its first panel on Thursday.

02/05/2015

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Legislative Fix Coming For Disabled Foster Kids

The director of the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities said her agency will be able to provide services for severely disabled young adults in extended foster care under a legislative fix now in the works.

10/04/2014

Gov. Rick Scott  (Source: CBS4)

Gov. Scott In Miami To Kick Off Caring For Kids Campaign

Governor Rick Scott will kick off his “Caring for Florida’s Families” tour in Miami. The tour will highlight new proposals and recent efforts to give the state’s children opportunities to succeed. In addition to the early learning and foster care elements, Scott also wants to expand a program that helps parents pay for education services for disabled children.

06/24/2014

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Local Foster Children Pose For A Permanent Home

Local foster children got dolled up and stepped out in front of flashing cameras on Wednesday for their chance to find a home.

03/26/2014

A small brackish pond with mangrove seedlings and dead Australian pines in the background. (Source: Florida State Parks)

Foster & Adoptive Children Receive Free Park Passes

More than 15,000 foster and adoptive children and their families are getting free passes to Florida’s state parks.

03/15/2014

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Foster Kids Given Free Pass To State Parks

The state’s Department of Environmental Protection is making it easier for Florida’s foster kids to enjoy the great outdoors.

01/20/2013

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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DCF Worker Accused Of Having Sex With Foster Child Denied Bond

An investigator with the Department of Children and Families accused of sexual misconduct with a foster child made his first appearance in bond court Friday afternoon.

CBS4–07/13/2012

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