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Trans-racial foster, adoptive parent study seeks participants

Are you currently fostering a child of a different race or culture than you? Have you adopted a child (or in the process of adopting) a child of a different race or culture?  If so, you may be eligible to

How to Speak Child Welfare (AKA Acronyms gone WILD!)

Child welfare is a difficult place to spend your time … it can almost simultaneously provide you with the most rewarding, frustrating, exciting and depressing experiences you have ever felt. One frustration shared often — even by “seasoned” foster parents

FSFAPA statement on the arrest of Dustin Gregory Todd in todler’s death

 The death of any child is a tragedy. To learn that the death of 13-month-old Mackenzie Fewox was allegedly at the hands of her caregiver, Dustin Gregory Todd, is extremely troubling for all of us at the Florida State Foster

RESOURCE: State Parks Release FAQ on New Foster/Adoptive Family Pricing

Our friends at Silver Spring State Park have pointed out that there is a new FAQ available on how the park service is going to apply the new legislation that gives discounts to Foster and Adoptive families.  We have posted

Live Blog from FSFAPA Conference!

To see videos of some of our sessions, visit We’re trying something new here: live coverage of the conference on Twitter and!  If you want to join the conversation, join us on Twitter, to just follow the updates,

Notes for those headed to Orlando Conference

Thank you for registering for the 2017 Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association Educational Conference. We are so excited to have parents from around the state gather in Orlando for a weekend of training, connections, and encouragement. Please check out this link

2017 FSFAPA Conference Program Released!

Get a sneak peek at the conference lineup and the descriptions of all the breakout sessions.  Plan your schedules for Orlando! Click here to open the PDF or download the Conference Program.

Lauren & Tony Dungy in new GAL PSA

Pro Football Football Hall of Fame member tony Dungy and his wife, Lauren, have several adopted children and are current foster parents in Hillsborough County.  They filmed a Public Service Announcement promoting the Guardian Ad Litem Program recently. The spot was

Foster Care Alumni Scholarships Available for 25+

Announcement from the Foster Care Alumni of America: Over the past several years, legislative actions have improved access to education for young alumni, but there is still a gap for older alumni of care. We recognize there are many strong

Updated Conference Schedule Released

UPDATED (5/28) CONFERENCE SCHEDULE: (Click here to download PDF) For more information on the FSFAPA Annual Education Conference, click here.