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Governor Ron DeSantis Declares November 2019 National Adoption Month

November 23 is National Adoption DayAt a recent meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor DeSantis presented a resolution declaring November 2019 as National Adoption Month in Florida. Throughout the month, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) will participate in the “30

Election Results: New Secretary

Christina Morris won the FloridaFAPA election for Secretary, beating incumbent Curtis Byrd. Her term will begin Jan. 1. (Election was held at the November Quarterly Meeting/Mini Conference, with mail-in ballots and in-person ballots collected.)

First Coast Foster & Adoptive Parent Association

https://www.facebook.com/FirstCoastFAPA/ Meets second Thursday of the month at 5:30-6:45 p.m. (except Summer & Holidays) Meets at Foster Closet, 730 St. Johns Bluff Road N, Jacksonville, FL 32225 Guest speaker followed by FCFAPA meeting. Please RSVP by Wednesday prior to meeting

Nominations for FloridaFAPA Board now being accepted (CLOSED)

*** NOMINATIONS HAVE CLOSED *** Nominations Received:Secretary: Curtis Byrd & Christine MorrisInternal VP: Orlando Avila *** NOMINATIONS HAVE CLOSED *** The positions of Secretary and Internal Vice President are up for election this year. The position requirements and descriptions are

CHAMPS Seeks Foster Family Stories

The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) is a partner in CHAMPS (children need amazing parents). CHAMPS is collecting stories for National Foster Parent Appreciation Day and we’re reaching out to ask for your help spreading the word. Please

DCF Celebrates Foster Family Appreciation Week

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2019  Recognizing Community Partners and Families TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis proclaimed the second week of February as Florida Foster Family Appreciation Week, observed on February 11-15, 2019, to celebrate the enduring and invaluable contributions foster families provide

Helpful links for navigating Insurance/Medicaid changes for 2019

Some helpful links about what is going on with Medicaid (collected and shared by Heather Rosenberg):Links you may find important or useful: 1. State Plan: http://ahca.myflorida.com/medicaid/stateplan.shtml 2. Service Specific Handbooks: http://ahca.myflorida.com/medicaid/review/specific_policy.shtml?fbclid=IwAR1lOHrBqeMsGuEkZJZBSk9fgT6hxLSdQBgNjPwFw0HlmFuTY1R-_pf5sjc 3. Model Contract and Child Welfare Specific: http://ahca.myflorida.com/medicaid/review/specific_policy.shtml?fbclid=IwAR1arn56a5lSWKfa9mam3207I29zF5FKIpDeB5mH40MkjalxlJj2VUPHi7M o

Foster Florida

fosterflorida@gmail.com https://fosterflorida.org/ Foster Florida began in November of 2015 on Orphan Sunday fueled by a passion to bring awareness to our community about the need for strong families to step into foster care, and the need for them to be

Thrive Support Group for Adoptive and Foster Parents

Run by Haley Long – thrivegainesville@gmail.com Meet First Wednesday of each month at Green House Church

Columbia County FAPA

Meet Second Tuesday every other month Beverly Pope – popebeva@aol.com