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Introducing Patti

Patti Raisch is recognized as this week’s foster parent of the week. Having raised her own children into adulthood- Patti decided it was time to wrap her arms around vulnerable children and families in the community by opening her home to foster children. Years earlier- Patti was a licensed foster parent and provided nurturing care to a host of children before taking a break to focus on her family. As a former educator and a parent who took care to maintain contact with her former foster children (many of whom are now successful adults), Patti remained acutely aware of the need for safe and loving homes for children. As such, as soon as she was able to, she re-applied for foster care to re-open her home. Moments after being licensed, she took placement of an adorable sibling group of three children. She has also opened her home to a teenaged girl and loves every minute of it. 
We salute you Patti for answering the call and for selflessly giving your best to our children!


** January 9, 2018 Legislative Session begins **

** Adoption News **

     As of December, Children's Network finalized 86 Adoptions


** Give Kids a Smile ! **  Saturday, February 10, 2018 between 9am - 3pm.

Click the **Give Kids a Smile ! **  link for more details.


* Special Dedication to Children's Network Board Member, Betty Busbee


Lee Pitts Live! Interview with Nadereh Salim, Chief Executive Officer, Children's Network of Southwest Florida and Dianne McDaniel, Regional Vice President, Suncoast School Credit Union


Staff Kudos


Larry Barnhill, Family Preservation Specialist with Children’s Network of SWFL

Nadereh Salim, CEO reports:

During a Children’s Network Management meeting (1/5/2018), Larry was praised for his great work by Ray Fischer, Chief Operating Officer and seconded by Melissa Bonner, Quality Management Supervisor.

Ray and Melissa both spoke about how diligent and committed Larry is to helping families and keeping teens out of the system while providing the support and services needed to their families.

Thank you for all you do, we are proud to have you on our team.


Thanks for Caring 

Informational Meeting on Foster Care and Adoptions Open House January 22, 2018 6pm - 8pm. Click Informational Meeting on Foster Care and Adoption for details.
Family Mentor Classes - Lee Family Mentor classes to begin in February 10, 2018  9am - 3pm offering two evening classes and full day sessions.  Please click Family Mentor Classes for more details.
Mentoring For Success  The Charlotte County Mentoring for Success Training is scheduled for Saturday January 20th from 9:00am - 3:00pm at the Children's Network Office in Port Charlotte.
Lee Pitts Live
Mentor a Family
Patrice Cunningham, Special Project Manager for United Way and Pamela Malik, Family Mentor Coordinator for the Children's Network of Southwest Florida interview with Lee Pitts Live.
Naples Family Adopts “Congratulations to the Maxfield family on the adoption of your daughter Hannah Rae Lynn June 7th. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us.”
NBC-2 Interview A huge thank you to our foster parents who accept our children into their families and provide a temporary, safe and loving home.
Lee Pitts Live Lori Feige, Director of Programs, Children’s Network of Southwest Florida and Kelly Ladd, Foster Parent, Children’s Network of Southwest Florida (interview with Lee Pitts)


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F.S. 409.988 Postings

Children Available for Adoption

Adoptions Data

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