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Over 400 Walk for Love at the Avenue

Over 400 Walk for Love at the Avenue – Event raises awareness about child adoptions in Brevard By Geo A. Ropert, APR MELBOURNE, FL – The reading of a proclamation from the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners naming November 20 as “National Adoption Day in Brevard” kicked off Brevard Family Partnership’s fifth annual “Walk for Love” to raise awareness […]

Viera adoption ceremony unites new families

By Rick Neale, FLORIDA TODAY – Online Story and Photos VIERA — Nathan Ebel, a boisterous blond 2-year-old, grinned and clutched a tan stuffed puppy moments before joining his new family. But first, his future brother Travis, 11, had to stand before a judge and vow a solemn oath in a packed courtroom: “Do you […]

13 Brevard children find families for National Adoption Month

By: Greg Pallone – Central Florida News 13 VIERA – Nov. 18, 2010 – Thirteen children now have a reason to smile for the holidays: They’ve been adopted. At a special ceremony Thursday at the Brevard County Courthouse, the children were legally allowed to join their new families. November is National Adoption Month, and the ceremony was made possible […]

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Hernandez receives award from Florida Coalition for Children

MELBOURNE, FL – Cyndi Hernandez, public relations coordinator for Brevard Family Partnership, Brevard County’s lead child welfare agency, received the Support Staff of the Year award from the Florida Coalition for Children at their annual conference, held recently in Jacksonville, FL. Hernandez was the first statewide recipient of the new award.  The Coalition presented the […]

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BFP a Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace

MELBOURNE, FL – September 30, 2010 – For the second consecutive year Brevard Family Partnership has been named one of the “Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces” by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.  BFP ranked tenth in the Top 100 Small Employer (1-100 employees) category.  Rankings for the fourth annual Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces are determined by an analysis of a company’s […]

Honor grandparents raising grandkids – FL Today Sept. 12, 2010

Honor grandparents raising grandkids – “Your Views” Florida Today Newspaper – September 12, 2010 Today is Grandparents Day, set aside to honor and recognize the grandparents in our communities who guide, support and nurture their grandchildren. It’s also a time to recognize those special grandparents who act as primary caregivers to their grandchildren. In Brevard, […]

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Total Care IT makes $10K equipment donation to Brevard Family Partnership

Brevard Family Partnership recently accepted a gift over $10,000 in network technology equipment from Total Care IT, in collaboration with Tech Data Corporation. Three Brocade switches were donated which will allow more active data ports operating at a higher speed, from 100 Mb/second to 1 Gb/second, resulting in additional employee productivity and efficiency. “We’re grateful for this […]

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June 25 is Family Reunification Day at the Moore Justice Center

Brevard County Dependency Court Judge Charlie Crawford will celebrate Family Reunification Day on Friday, June 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in his courtroom at the Moore Justice Center – 2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera.  The event will honor those parents who have successfully completed a case plan and regained custody of their children. Family […]

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Reforms help states cut foster-care populations

NEW YORK — No single youngster can be the poster child for America’s foster care system, with its mix of happy endings and heartache. Yet Tatiana Fowler’s smile, as she embraces the woman who adopted her, gives a hint at the groundswell of change that is altering that mix for the better. http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/reforms-help-states-cut-541777.html

CFO Conference draws agency leaders from across Florida

MELBOURNE, FL – May 19, 2010 – Brevard Family Partnership, Brevard County’s lead child welfare agency welcomed chief financial officers from community based care agencies across Florida, today, for the start of an annual conference that will run through May 21. Taking place at the Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront hotel, the three-day conference will focus on […]