Success Stories

Foster Care Success Story: Amanda Cruce

Foster Care Success Story: Amanda Cruce

As a foster/adoptive parent, Amanda Cruce has welcomed more than 50 children from Florida’s foster care system into her home. Most have been teenagers. She learned early on that loving foster children as your own kids and then seeing them return to their biological family is a complicated experience, but that’s the goal of fostering. 

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Foster Family Appreciation Week

Foster Family Appreciation Week

It's Foster Family Appreciation Week! We have an amazing network of 250 foster families in Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties and we are excited to highlight how they make a difference in the lives of our children & families every day!
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Megan & Alex Delfino

Megan & Alex Delfino

It's Foster Family Appreciation Week! This week we are highlighting just a few of our 250 amazing foster families. Meet Megan & Alex Delfino!

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Kassandra & James Fields

Kassandra & James Fields

It's Foster Family Appreciation Week! This week we are highlighting just a few of our 250 amazing foster families. Meet Kassandra & James Fields!

 
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Corey & Kyla Rogala

Corey & Kyla Rogala

It's Foster Family Appreciation Week! This week we are highlighting just a few of our 250 amazing foster families. Meet Corey and Kyla Rogala.

 
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Lauren & Winston Hackett

Lauren & Winston Hackett

It's Foster Family Appreciation Week! This week we are highlighting just a few of our 250 amazing foster families. Meet Lauren and Winston Hackett.

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Dustin & Beth Ann Prickett

Dustin & Beth Ann Prickett

It's Foster Family Appreciation Week! This week we are highlighting just a few of our 250 amazing foster families. Meet Dustin and Beth Ann Prickett. 

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