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Florida Kicks off National Adoption Month with "30 Days of Amazing Children: Explore Adoption" campaign

11/01/2011 - Event at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens Highlights Adoptive Families Read more >>

Adoptive Parents, Advocates Recognized with National Awards

10/13/2011 - Florida receives 10 adoption awards in advance of National Adoption Month Read more >>

3,000 Adoptions of Children in Foster Care Last Year Bring Florida’s 4-Year Total to Nearly 14,000

08/12/2011 - 800 Children Available for Adoption Read more >>

Foster Dads Are Unsung Everyday Heroes for Children

06/17/2011 - By Secretary David Wilkins, Florida Department of Children and Families Read more >>

Florida’s Children and Youth Cabinet Sets Priorities for Children’s Issues

06/15/2011 - 20-member panel meets and discusses initiatives that support Florida’s children Read more >>

Florida Adoption Worker Wins National Award For Success in Finding Families for Foster Children

06/01/2011 - DCF adoption program manager Kathleen Waters nominated Radcliff and presented her with the award on May 25 at the National Adoption Exchange Association’s conference in Orlando. Read more >>

Secretary Browning Invites Floridians to View "The Heart Galleries of Florida"

05/27/2011 - Secretary of State Kurt Browning is encouraging Floridians to view "The Heart Galleries of Florida," an exhibition of photography to help recruit adoptive families. The gallery, featuring portraits of children awaiting adoption, can be viewed on the 22nd floor in the Capitol Gallery in Tallahassee through June 30, 2011. Read more >>

My Mother’s Day Wish By Ann Scott, First Lady of Florida

05/08/2011 - A mother's heart always has room to love a child. One of the greatest joys of my life is being a mother. I raised two lovely daughters who now are grown up and married. It is important for me to be there to laugh and cry with my daughters. I understand how they needed me to help them through the ups and downs of childhood so one day they would become independent young adults working to achieve their dreams. Read more >>

DCF Secretary Wilkins Prays for Children and Parents on National Day of Prayer

05/05/2011 - Secretary David Wilkins delivered a prayer at the May 5, 2011 National Day of Prayer rally at Florida’s Capitol. Read more >>

Florida Uses Twitter to Encourage Families To Adopt Children in Foster Care

05/04/2011 - Florida is using Twitter to spread the word that about 850 children in foster care are waiting to be adopted. Read more >>

50 Children Hoping for an Adoptive Family Featured in Heart Galleries Photo Exhibit at Capitol

05/03/2011 - During the months when families celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, portraits of 50 children in foster care whose greatest wish is to be part of an adoptive family are on display in Florida’s Capitol. Read more >>

Governor, First Lady Host Children in Foster Care and National Guard Families for Easter Event with Eggs, Books, and a Big Bunny

04/23/2011 - Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott brought the fun of a traditional Easter Egg Hunt and an encounter with a big bunny to more than 200 children today at The Grove, next door to the Governor’s Mansion. Read more >>

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