Every child deserves a safe, loving and nurturing place to call home.

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Family Partnerships of Central Florida is a community-based care lead agency under contract with the Department of Children and Families. We partner with the community to provide foster care, adoption, child abuse prevention and independent living services for children and families in Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Our system of care is family-centered, strength-based and community-driven. We believe all children deserve to grow up in safe, healthy and nurturing families that love and care for them.

Family Partnerships of Central Florida is a community-based care lead agency under contract with the Department of Children and Families. We partner with the community to provide foster care, adoption, child abuse prevention and independent living services for children and families in Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Our system of care is family-centered, strength-based and community-driven. We believe all children deserve to grow up in safe, healthy and nurturing families that love and care for them.

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Adoption

Adoption is permanent. It means a child has a forever family that will be there for them through the good times and the challenges. The adoption process makes the child a legal member of the adoptive family, with all the rights and privileges of a biological child. Adoption gives children the love and security they deserve.

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Foster Care

Children in our community need a safe, loving, temporary place to call home while their family situation stabilizes. Family Partnerships of Central Florida manages foster care services for children and youth in Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties who have been removed from their homes. If you want to make a difference in your community and in the life of a child, become a foster parent.

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Make an Impact

You can make a difference in the life of a child today. Here’s how: donate and volunteer. Consider joining our mission to protect children, strengthen families and change lives. By partnering with Family Partnerships of Central Florida, you’ll foster hope for thousands of children in Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.

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We have been fostering for almost eight years. What we find helpful is to try to connect with fellow foster families. Leaning on one another makes life easier than feeling you are going through the struggles alone. Several life situations will happen. It is OK not to know how to handle all scenarios. Foster care is a journey, and like anything else, you gain experience as you go along.

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Prepare our kids for back-to-school success

Each year, Family Partnerships of Central Florida collects back-to-school supplies to help our caregivers prepare the children they’ve welcomed into their hearts and homes for their return to the classroom.

From now until July 22, we are accepting donations of school supplies for children and youth in Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties to help offset some of the financial stresses caregiver families experience as their kids head back to school.

You can help. Find out how.

Foster parents needed in Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties

Now is your opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child in foster care. To learn more, download our information packet here.

If you’re ready to start the process fill out our screening-questionnaire and our foster parent recruiter will be in touch.

Phil Scarpelli, president and CEO of Family Partnerships of Central Florida, recently hosted a roundtable discussion in his home with several youth and members of our Brevard Youth Leadership Council.

The video took place in partnership with Dr. Angela Oliver-Burgess, president and founder of Smile for Budgie. This opportunity allowed our youth a chance to share what matters most to them. We are so proud and grateful that they took the time to join this discussion.

Communication between parents and their care manager is critical to children being reunited with their families. Listen to this testimonial from one of our Family Allies clients about her experience with her care manager during her journey and the successful completion of her case plan, resulting in the reunification of her family.

Rick Ely, one of our community board members, is an adopted dad to three children. Listen as he shares his story and feelings about adoption.