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An emergency in child welfare: supporting the frontline

March 8, 2022

It’s not a top headline or the latest public outrage. It’s a quiet crisis, but one that affects not only the quality of life for kids who enter the foster care system, but also the economic outlook for the entire state. Florida’s child welfare system is understaffed and overwhelmed. Imagine if your local police or […]

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Changing the World One Child at a Time | Jennifer’s My CHS Why

February 4, 2022

Different cultures believe the sunflower is a symbol of anything from positivity and strength to admiration and loyalty.  Jennifer Stenger, a Case Manager with Children’s Home Society of Florida, recently shared how sunflowers became a symbol of connection, commitment and success in her work to serve children. “When I met Amie*, she would not speak […]

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Forever Families | The Edwards

November 18, 2021

The 2021 holiday season will be especially bright for the Edwards family as they spend it together as an official forever family. Michael Edwards adopted siblings Neveah and Jayden from foster care earlier this year. Like many children in foster care, Neveah and Jayden experienced heartbreak and uncertainty in their search for stability. They moved […]

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Thank you Miss. Sandi: Parents as Partners Support Group

November 17, 2021

When April became a mom, she never dreamed her family could be wrapped up in the child welfare system. But without a positive parenting role model, April found herself repeating a cycle she herself endured as a child — and she knew she needed help. With Children’s Home Society of Florida’s (CHS) Parents as Partners […]

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Adoption Success | Officially a Family of Nine

November 8, 2021

November is National Adoption Month – the perfect time to give thanks for adoptive families and shine a light on the children still waiting to find their forever homes. Michael and Savanna recently finalized the adoption of their twins – making this their first holiday season as an official family of nine! But this isn’t […]

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Adoption Success | The Eidukas Family

November 8, 2021

After years in foster care, Liam and Nate finally have a forever home for the holidays. At just three and six-years old, Liam and Nate have spent most of their lives in foster care. Like many children in the child welfare system, their journey to adoption came with heartbreaking losses and the fear of uncertainty. […]

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Forever Families | The Forbes

November 5, 2021

Savatrie and Sal Forbes have opened their hearts and home to more than 70 children as registered medical foster parents in  Palm Beach County. For nearly two decades, the couple have been caring for children with severe special needs including everything from breathing machines to feeding tubes and more. When Seth – an infant with […]

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Managing Back-To-School Anxiety

July 23, 2021

Children’s Home Society of Florida offers tips to help families Returning to school after extended time away can be a source of stress and worry for kids and parents. Pre-COVID-19, 20 percent of children in Florida were struggling with untreated mental health challenges, and 1 in 6 children aged 2 to 8 years old had […]

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Providing a light when families need it most: Wraparound (WRAP)

June 21, 2021

Tina, a 26-year-old single mother of five, was in the depths of despair, looking for a light to help guide her and her children to a better place after facing setback after setback. Fortunately, Tina found hope, support and guidance through Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Wraparound (WRAP) program. After spending her childhood in the […]

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Featured Foster Family: Allison and Clay Merritt

May 24, 2021

Allison and Clay Merritt became foster parents with Children’s Home Society of Florida in 2013 to provide stability, love and support to children who were temporarily separated from their biological families for their safety.  Foster parents like the Merritts provide critical support to helping children safely return home after their journey through foster care. “All […]

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