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Monday, July 27, 2015

Warning to the Parents of Florida: DCF Finds New Ways To Steal More Kids

State Sees Sharp Spike In Number Of Children In Foster Care

The number of Florida children in the state’s foster-care system has reached its highest level since 2008 — driven by both a spike in the number of kids being removed from their homes and a drop in the number being discharged after a stint in foster care.
Child-welfare professionals say there are multiple reasons for the surge, among them the state’s new method for assessing risks to a child’s safety. The new methodology involves looking past a single incident that prompts a visit from a child protective investigator to the likelihood of danger down the road.

On top of that...

DCF: Nearly 1,400 new foster homes licensed in 2014

The Department of Children and Families licensed nearly 1,400 new foster care homes last year.

There are now more than 4,800 providers statewide, caring for roughly 10,000 kids at any given time.

Therefore, the business is booming!

State officials say they're recruiting more foster families - Child welfare officials say they're recruiting more foster families than ever before.

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