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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

Election Results: New Secretary

Christina Morris won the FloridaFAPA election for Secretary, beating incumbent Curtis Byrd. Her term will begin Jan. 1. (Election was held at the November Quarterly Meeting/Mini Conference, with mail-in ballots and in-person ballots collected.)

Nominations for FloridaFAPA Board now being accepted (CLOSED)

*** NOMINATIONS HAVE CLOSED *** Nominations Received:Secretary: Curtis Byrd & Christine MorrisInternal VP: Orlando Avila *** NOMINATIONS HAVE CLOSED *** The positions of Secretary and Internal Vice President are up for election this year. The position requirements and descriptions are

CHAMPS Seeks Foster Family Stories

The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) is a partner in CHAMPS (children need amazing parents). CHAMPS is collecting stories for National Foster Parent Appreciation Day and we’re reaching out to ask for your help spreading the word. Please

DCF Celebrates Foster Family Appreciation Week

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2019  Recognizing Community Partners and Families TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis proclaimed the second week of February as Florida Foster Family Appreciation Week, observed on February 11-15, 2019, to celebrate the enduring and invaluable contributions foster families provide

Helpful links for navigating Insurance/Medicaid changes for 2019

Some helpful links about what is going on with Medicaid (collected and shared by Heather Rosenberg):Links you may find important or useful: 1. State Plan: http://ahca.myflorida.com/medicaid/stateplan.shtml 2. Service Specific Handbooks: http://ahca.myflorida.com/medicaid/review/specific_policy.shtml?fbclid=IwAR1lOHrBqeMsGuEkZJZBSk9fgT6hxLSdQBgNjPwFw0HlmFuTY1R-_pf5sjc 3. Model Contract and Child Welfare Specific: http://ahca.myflorida.com/medicaid/review/specific_policy.shtml?fbclid=IwAR1arn56a5lSWKfa9mam3207I29zF5FKIpDeB5mH40MkjalxlJj2VUPHi7M o

Child Welfare Regional Trainings from the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Click on the flyer for information on upcoming Child Welfare Regional Trainings from the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV).  Each regional event includes a two hour evening training specifically for former, current, or future Foster Parents and Guardian Ad

Adoption Month Resources

From our friends at the Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program: We’ve got some great video & radio for National Adoption Month that we’re hoping you’ll post for your followers. There is a video, “The Power of Adoption,” that is 6:15

Smile! Amazon offering 10x the benefit to charities

Follow this link to set your smile.amazon.com account to support FloridaFAPA … and we’ll get 10 times the regular benefit (5%) until Nov. 2 (back to .5% of each purchase after that time frame.) smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3401538

Another way to help Panhandle foster/adoptive families

The Florida Coalition for Children has set up an Amazon Wishlist to allow people to donate directly to Hurricane Michael victims.   https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/37OLWZJX13OXB/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_awwl_s_iDZYBbDD9DD8W   Per Victoria Vangalis Zepp, Florida Coalition for Children’s EVP & Chief Policy and Research Officer, “Purchases will be shipped