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2018 Awards Nominations

Nominations must be received by May 15, 2018 Caring Hearts Award – to honor a licensed foster familyfor quality service to children, exemplary partnership with the system of care and dedication to children and their families, who are involved in

2018 FSFAPA/NFPA Annual Education Conference Registration

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

Free Camping/Kayaking Weekend for Boys 12-18

A free camping / kayaking excursion weekend is planned for Fri. Feb. 16 – Sunday, Feb. 18 at Camp Anderson. Check out the link and explore the event video and registration. Paintball has been added to this event so bring

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

Book Your Room for the Annual Education Conference

June 28 – July 1, 2018 | Orlando, Florida Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Conference Center Join the National Foster Parent Association in partnership with the Florida State Foster and Adoptive Parent Association at our national learning conference for foster,

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

DCF issues memo on cost of living adjustment for foster families

The latest memo can be found at our resource page or by clicking this link. The adjustment is a result of a 2013 law that requires an annual adjustment of the foster care board rate equal to the percentage change