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Advocates: Florida No Fan of Foster Children, Facebook Tagging

December 27th, 2010   No Comments   Advocacy, Foster Care

FloridasChildrenFirstDid you know that kids in foster can’t be “tagged” in Facebook photos, or have their pictures published in the newspaper – even for good things. It’s not fair and it’s not normal.

Florida’s Children First works every day to make things more fair for children in the state’s system of care. This year, with the youth in Florida Youth SHINE, we will again push for broader “normalcy” reforms.

Will you help us?

Invest in a better future for these children with a donation to Florida’s Children First. We Need Your Help.

Your contribution will help us send youth to Tallahassee to explain to the Legislature what it’s like to grow up with the State as your parent. It will support our efforts to recruit lawyers for the children in care and young adults who need direct representation. (Last week we lost the pro bono grant that helped us make those matches on the same day that DCF asked us to find lawyers for 12 children!)

Every child in state care is a unique individual who deserves the chance to develop his or her own potential. They need advocates like FCF to step up and fight for them – whether it’s advocating for reform of law and policy for all kids or making sure that the child’s individual rights are promoted through their own lawyer. FCF will be there for the kids in care.

Will you be there for us?

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