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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

(Source: CBS4)

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

Photo credit: floridastateparks.org

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

Jean LaCroix (Miami-Dade Corrections)

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

DCF case worker Jean LaCroix returned to Miami July 12th to face charges he had sex with a foster child under his care. (CBS4)

DCF Worker Accused Of Sexual Misconduct Returns To MIA To Face Charges

An investigator with the Department of Child and Families accused of sexual misconduct with a foster child returned to Miami after being arrested in New York.

CBS4–07/12/2012

Willie Calvin Bivens (left), Anturrell Nathaniel Dean  (upper center), David Zarifi (lower center) and Eric George Earle (right) allegedly recruited underage girls in foster care to work as prostitutes. (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

4 Charged In S. Fla. Foster Child Prostitution Ring

An investigation into human trafficking led police to arrest four South Florida man accused of running a prostitution ring that preyed on children in foster care.

CBS4–06/26/2012

Lisa McLean, (C) teaches her adopted children, James (R), 9, and Maddie, 8, about the parts of a flower. (Photo by Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)

Fla. Pushes Adoption For Roughly 800 Foster Kids

November is National Adoption Month, a time to raise awareness about the adoption of children and youth from foster care, and Florida is doing its part.

CBS4–11/02/2011

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