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Bondi Announces Anti-Human Trafficking Effort

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has announced a new state initiative in an effort to end human trafficking.

CBS Miami–09/27/2013

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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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Foster Kids Getting Free School Supplies

While school doesn’t start for a little under a month, hundreds of South Florida foster kids will be getting their school supplies this week.

CBS4–07/25/2012

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State Looks To Recruit 1,200 New Foster Parents

The Sunshine State is looking for a few good men and women to help with children in need. Okay, so they are looking for more than a few.

CBS4–07/12/2012

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

(Source: CBS)

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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Feds Holding Hearing On Pysch Drugs Prescribed To Foster Kids

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) – Two years ago the death of seven-year old Gabriel Myers who hanged himself with a shower hose in the bathroom of his Margate foster home shocked and saddened those around him. […]

12/01/2011

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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S. Fla. Program Donates School Supplies To Foster Kids

The first day of school is fast approaching, and children will need to have the essentials for the big day. But many children, especially those in foster care, are at a disadvantage. That’s why a South Florida program stepped in to help out.

CBS4–08/10/2011

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