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Officer Nominations Are In

The following were nominated for President at the June Quarterly Membership Meeting Harriett Wynn Christopher Johnson Kara Elliott-Jordan Saralyn Grass Amanda Williams The sole nominee for Treasurer is Paul Vernon. More information on the nominees to come! Nominations are now

New Video Calls Out Need for GALs, Foster Parents

From Alan F. Abramowitz, Executive Director Statewide GAL office: Just wanted to share a new video created from the “Friends of Abused Children, Inc.” in Seminole County to highlight how important it is for youth to trust their foster parent

FSFAPA is now FloridaFAPA

  The Florida State Foster/Adoptive parent Association is now “FloridaFAPA.”  That name has represented us online and on social media for years, and even served as shorthand got those that didn’t want to stumble through our formal name or spew

Live Blog from FSFAPA/NFPA Conference!

If you want to join the conversation, join us on Twitter, to just follow the updates, you can see them here!

DCF Releases Memo on Caregiver Notice for Court Hearings

See the Memo here DCF Memo on Caregiver Notice of Court Hearings (& Info Sheet JPG) DCF’s Assistant Secretary for Child Welfare released the memo above on May 30.  Below are excerpts from the accompanying email: Florida completed its Child and

Nominations Open for Fall Elections

The President and Treasurer positions are up for election this fall. The nomination form and position requirements/descriptions can be downloaded here (PDF). Check the elections page on this site for updates! (Note: Only paid members can vote in FSFAPA elections.

Tips for Dealing with Trauma in Response to South Florida School Tragedy

We have added a “Dealing with Trauma” section to our resources page (replicated below) with links to PDFs provided via Sunshine Health.  This page will be updated as additional resources are made available. Message to FSFAPA From Sunshine Health VP Neiko

Family-Match Brings Online Dating Tech to Match Process

Family-Match, an adoption matching technology, presented by the Selfless Love Foundation, is launching a statewide initiative with CBC’s and providers to reduce the time to adoption placement and improve the quality of matches. With a compatibility assessment designed by the

Gov. Scott Declares Feb. 12-18 “Florida Foster Family Appreciation Week”

FLORIDA FOSTER FAMILY APPRECIATION WEEK WHEREAS, foster families provide a unique opportunity to impact children’s lives by providing care for children until they can be reunified with their families, or find a forever family; and WHEREAS, children in foster care need

Internship Opportunity for Current, Former Foster Youth

The Fostering Success Program is a one year internship that provides paid, part time employment in a Florida state government agency making $10 per hour. The internship is open to current or former foster youth ages 18 to 26. The