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ELECTION RESULTS: New President in 2019

FloridaFAPA’s election results are in, and Amanda Williams will lead the organization as President starting on Jan. 1, 2019. Amanda has been a foster parent for the last 7 years in Gainesville. She has served on the FloridaFAPA board as

Donate to Support Panhandle Families

A core part of FloridaFAPA’s mission is to support foster and adoptive families in Florida, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael many of our families in the Panhandle are in need.   Donations to FloridaFAPA will be used to

Michael C. Williams Named Permanent President and Chief Executive Officer at Our Kids 

(Miami, FL – Oct. 3, 2018) – The Board of Trustees for Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc. (Our Kids) announced that Michael C. Williams has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the agency, effective immediately; erasing “interim”

DCF Issues Letter on Foster Parent Records

Deputy DCF Secretary David Fairbanks issued a letter to all foster parents regarding recent events, including the request for foster parent records by the Sarasota Herald Tribune.  The text of the letter is below: September 11, 2018  Dear partners,  The

FloridaFAPA statement: Protect Foster Families

In light of recent events (public records request, foster parent attacked) FloridaFAPA’s board has released this statement:   FloridaFAPA believes that Foster parents should be afforded high levels of protection, as they are crucial to the safety of our most

Governor Names Kapusta DCF Interim Secretary

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday named Rebecca Kapusta to serve as interim secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families. Kapusta has been at the department for 12 years, most recently working as assistant secretary for operations, according to

Foster Parent Information Deserves Protection

FloridaFAPA wants to make its members aware that there has been a public records request for all foster parent names and their county of residence. The request was made by a reputable newspaper under Florida’s broad public records laws (Florida Statute

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