Florida Department of Children and Families

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4001 Pelee Street
Orlando, FL 32817
United States

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Monday 8 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 8 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 8 AM-5 PM
Thursday 8 AM-5 PM
Friday 8 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Florida's adoption initiative aimed at promoting the benefits of public adoption. Explore Adoption urges families to consider creating or expanding their families by adopting a child who is older, has special needs, or is a part of a sibling group. Through public education, expanded partnerships, and social media, Explore Adoption invites Floridians to learn more about the children immediately available for adoption in their home state and community.

Adoption provides unique opportunities to change children's lives and enrich the life of the adoptive parent or family that welcomes them in. Adopting one of Florida's children from foster care offers many special benefits.


Services and information

  • Adoption
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

Many adults are eligible to become foster parents in their state but do not always realize it. Each state in the U.S. has regulations and requirements for licensing foster parents. Florida does not require parents to own a large home or quit their jobs and become stay-at-home parents. Florida foster parents must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Prove good health and ability to care for a child
  • Maintain a stable income
  • Pass a background screening
  • Finish 30 hours of foster parent training
  • Complete a Home Study

The required training course is free to aspiring foster parents. It helps parents learn how to foster children and become licensed to provide foster care in Florida.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

1.4 / 5
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Daniela J
Sep 07, 2023

I am very upset with DCF and how terrible they are. They took away my Medicaid and I’m a kidney transplant patient. I now have no medication and no health insurance. They never answer the phone.

Rating: 1

Diamond Baby
Aug 29, 2023

Just the worst and the system/workers don't care to to their job.

Rating: 1

Live With Erum In Orlando
Aug 22, 2023

They need to hired new staff who knows how to talk to the people's ridicules rude staff.

Rating: 1

leslie pryor
Aug 17, 2023

My opinion, just take matters into your own hands, these people gives no help just further frustration, honestly, places like this one and others that waste taxpayers money by employing lazy workers with no real accountability should be closed down and the taxpayers money should be allocated to a organization that really wants to help those who really needs it 😡what a shame and extreme Misappropriation of tax dollars, SMH.

Rating: 1

Arabel Pena
Aug 14, 2023

I wish I can give them no star . This place is the worst place ever I can’t believe how rude they are in the office they all need to be replaced this a place where people come for help

Rating: 1