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DCF program will send 1,600 Florida foster children home for Christmas

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More than 1,600 Florida foster children will get to spend Christmas with their families, the Department of Children and Families announced Wednesday. DCF’s “Home for the Holidays” initiative accelerates adoption paperwork and visitation requests so children can spend time with their adoptive or biological families over the holidays. “Time with family around the holidays is the best gift we can give to our children, including those in foster care,” DCF Secretary Mike Carroll said. “An important part of our mission…

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DCF program sends Florida foster children “Home for the Holidays”

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Nearly 1,400 Florida children in foster care will spend Thanksgiving with their families and loved ones as part of a Department of Children and Families initiative. The “Home for the Holidays” initiative, announced by DCF Secretary Mike Carroll Wednesday, will reunite 1,025 children with siblings, parents and extended family for Thanksgiving. “We often take for granted the family and friends around the Thanksgiving dinner table. For children in care, the opportunity to be reunited with family or adopted into a…

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