Resources

The Foster Care Phone Book (FCPB ) is a free online contact and communications tool developed to solve an overwhelming communications issue affecting all children in out-of-home care.  Users can find contacts for any participating agency located within their county or circuit. They can see a full chain of command and a peers and reports list allowing open communication to continue even with a worker who may be out of the office or no longer with the agency. The emergency and on-call numbers, as well as important advocacy meeting dates and physical address of each agency, can be viewed for faster emergency contact. www.fostercarephonebook.com 

Community Resources

WIC Office – Pasco County ~ www.doh.state.fl.us/chdpasco/wic.html 

Pasco County Early Learning Office ~ http://childhooddevelopment.org/contact1staff.asp?Branch=19

Medicaid Office ~ Pasco/ Pinellas Counties (Area 5) ~ MedResource5@ahca.myflorida.com ~ (800) 299-4844 

Pasco County Schools ~ www.pasco.k12.fl.us

Pinellas County Schools ~ www.pcsb.org

Fostering Hope Florida ~ PO Box 1632 ~ Clearwater, FL 33757 ~ (727) 688-5328 ~  gloria@fosteringhopeflorida.com ~ www.fosteringhopeflorida.com

  Legal Resources

Florida Administrative Code ~ www.flrules.org

Florida Statutes ~ http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?Mode=View%20Statutes&Submenu=1&Tab=statutes

Florida House of Representatives ~ www.myfloridahouse.gov

Florida Senate ~ www.flsenate.gov

American Bar Association (Center on Children and The Law) ~ www.abanet.org/child/

Foster Support Sites

Eckerd Youth Alternatives ~ www.eckerd.org

QPI (Quality Parenting Initiative) ~ www.QPIFlorida.com

Pinellas County Foster/Adoptive Parent Association ~ www.pcfapa.org

KidsPeace – The National Center for Kids Overcoming Crisis ~ www.kidspeace.org 

Foster Parent College ~ www.fosterparentcollege.com

Foster Care & Adoptive Community ~ www.fosterparents.com

Healing Magazine ~ www.healingmagazine.org

Florida State Foster Adoptive Parent Association ~ http://floridafapa.org/

Florida Coalition for Children ~ www.flchildren.org

National Foster Parent Coalition for Allegation Reform ~ www.nfpcar.org 

National Foster Parent Association ~ www.nfpainc.org/

Guardian Ad Litem ~ http://www.guardianadlitem.org/partners_c6.asp#map

Adoption Sites

Heart Gallery Pasco/Pinellas ~ www.heartgallerykids.org

Heart Gallery TampaBay ~  www.heartgallerytampabay.org

Heart Gallery Sarasota ~ www.heartgallerysarasota.org

Adopt US Kids ~ www.adoptuskids.com

American Adoptions ~ www.americanadoptions.com

Adopting ~ www.adopting.org

Children Awaiting Parents ~ www.childrenawaitingparents.org/

North American Council on Adoptable Children ~ www.nacac.org

Foster Children Sites

Foster Club ~ www.fosterclub.com

Teen Central ~ www.teencentral.net

Talk with your kids ~ www.talkingwithkids.org

 

 

Why Can’t I Adopt a Young Child From Foster Care

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Do you Have What it Takes to Be An Adoptive Parent

https://adoption.com/do-you-have-what-it-takes-to-be-an-adoptive-parent