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Governor DeSantis, DCF and Child Welfare Advocates Celebrate Florida Foster Family Appreciation Week

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Ron DeSantis has proclaimed this week, February 8-12, 2020, as Florida Foster Family Appreciation Week to acknowledge the thousands of foster parents in the state who provide love, care, and support to foster children every day. “Many

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Saralyn Grass (Jacksonville), contact Saralyn . . .

Cruce recognized as the FCC Volunteer of the Year

FloridaFAPA President Amanda Cruce, has been recognized as the Florida Coalition for Children (FCC) Volunteer of the Year!  For more information view the ceremony. Amanda’s award is at the 40 minute mark!

CANCELLED: 2020 FloridaFAPA Conference

A NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT After much discussion and careful consideration we have decided to cancel the 2020 Florida FAPA conference as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses.  We are working on holding a virtual conference around the same time and we will

Conference Presenter Application

FloridaFAPA is pleased to announce the call for Workshop Proposals for our 2020 Annual Education Conference June 12-14 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.The Annual conference will host over 300 foster, adoptive, kinship caregivers and child welfare professionals. Do you have

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Martie Gillen (Gainesville), contact Martie . . .

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Lora Moustopoulos (Tampa), contact Lora . . .

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Kylie McCracken, contact Kylie . . .

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Travis Davis (Miami), contact Travis. . .

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