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DCF’s first priority has always been and will continue to be the safety and protection of Florida’s most vulnerable – our children. DCF absolutely shares the passion for the protection of children and high standards for their care as the other participants in the lawsuit.

Today, Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Chad Poppell issued the following statement in support of Governor Ron DeSantis’ State of the State address.

Governor Ron DeSantis proclaimed the second week of February as Florida Foster Family Appreciation Week, observed on February 11-15, 2019, to celebrate the enduring and invaluable contributions foster families provide to children in their care.

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