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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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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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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

Op-Ed Florida Children Receive Hope for a Better, Safer Future

The Capital Outlook Florida Children Receive Hope for a Better, Safer Future By Secretary George H. Sheldon, Florida Department of Children and Families Florida is celebrating Family Reunification Week from May 2 to 8 with events across the state. We are honoring the Moms and Dads who worked successfully to complete a case plan under […]

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DCF Moves Cocoa Office

The Florida Department of Children & Families ACCESS Application Center located at 705 Blake Avenue, Bldg E, Room ES8 in Cocoa will relocate to Byrd Plaza, 801 Dixon Blvd, Suite 1103 in Cocoa.  The current Center will close at 3 p.m. on January 5, 2010, and the new Center will be open for business on January 7, […]

Governor Crist Announces November as National Adoption Month

Governor Crist Announces November as National Adoption Month ~Calls on Floridians to consider adopting teenagers from state foster care ~ TALLAHASSEE – In recognition of National Adoption Month, Governor Charlie Crist today encouraged renewed focus on adopting teenagers from state foster care. Teenagers are one of the hardest-to-place groups of children in foster care. Last […]

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CBC of Brevard named one of America’s best adoption-friendly workplaces

MELBOURNE, FL – May 11, 2009 – Community Based Care of Brevard, Brevard County’s lead child welfare agency announced it ranked sixth nationally, in the top 100 small employee group businesses (1-100 employees) on the Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in America list, recently released by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. “We continue to see increases in […]

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