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The legislation adds $47 million for the hiring of 200 investigators and emphasizes child safety over family reunification. (Getty Images)

Florida Senate Passes Child Welfare Overhaul

Sweeping bill adds $47 million for new services, including the hiring of 200 investigators, and emphasizes child safety.

CBS Tampa–04/25/2014

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Florida Celebrates National Adoption Month

MIAMI (AP) — Families around the state are holding adoption ceremonies for foster kids during National Adoption Month.

CBS Tampa–11/16/2012

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Police: Couple Leaves 3 Young Kids At Home Alone To Get Married

A Florida couple spent their honeymoon behind bars after police say they left their young children at home alone to get married.

09/07/2012

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Florida State Helping Out Foster Youth After They Leave The System

State child welfare officials are overhauling a program that helps teens as they age out of foster care.

CBS Tampa–08/16/2012

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Fla. Seeking 10,000 New Advocates for Foster Kids

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The state is looking to recruit 10,000 child advocates in a new initiative.

CBS Tampa–01/05/2012

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DCF secretary to host adoption webcast

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins will be hosting a live webcast on adoption.

CBS Tampa–11/21/2011

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