Children's Network of South Florida, LLC


Children's Network is committed to working with the community to protect children and preserve families



Introducing Ms.Charles


Victorine Charles has been a foster mother since 2010. She is very engaged with the children that come into her home and understands the trauma they have endured. She maintains close contact with the professional team to advocate for any services the children need. She is a role model who strives to provide a positive environment for the children that come into her home and keeps them active in different sports. She is dedicated to engaging the parents to help promote reunification for the family. She is also willing to keep siblings together, and provide a loving forever home when reunification is not an option. Victorine has been a faithful servant for the past 8 years, through fostering and adoption. We thank Ms. Charles for her continued service to the Child Welfare Community. 




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We are proud to announce that Children’s Network of SWFL is a recipient of the 2018-2019 United Way of Charlotte County Collaborative Partners Grant “Mentoring for Success” ♥


Neal Communities supports Children's Network of Southwest Florida with a contribution of $2500.


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  As of June 2018, Children’s Network finalized 195 Adoptions.

  Congratulations to all Adoption Staff for exceeding our contract goal.

  As of August 2018, Children's Network finalized 23 Adoptions. 






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We are proud partners of Selfless Love Foundation (Family Match) and will be piloting their matching software

Program matches foster children with families who have an approved adoption Home Study

If you have an approved adoption Home Study, go online and complete your profile ►

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Program's launch ≈ Summer 2018 ♥

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  Dania's Story. . . . . . . . . . ►

Southwest Florida foster teen aces it in the school of hard knocks



Check out the 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



Congratulations to:

Jane De La Vega

Child Welfare Case Manager

Children's Network of SWFL


Charlotte County Chamber Ribbon Cutting

On 6/21/18 the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida was honored to have a Ribbon Cutting ceremony celebrating our membership with the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce. Thanks so much to all who came out to celebrate with us! Together, we remain committed to working with the community to protect children and preserve families.




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Open Houses 

Informational Meeting on Foster Care and Adoptions

Lee County Open House August 8, 2018,  6pm - 8pm. (Click Lee County for details.)

Charlotte County Open House June 21, 2018 6pm - 8pm. (Click Charlotte County for details)

Family Mentor Classes - Lee

Lee County:  September 17th, Monday and September 18th, Tuesday from 5:30-8:30pm or Saturday, September 22nd from 9:00am-3:00pm at our Children's Network office located at 4150 Ford St. Ext Ft.Myers, FL 33916
Please click Family Mentor Classes for more details.

Please contact our Mentor Coordinator if you are not able to attend these dates 941-613-3937 or 239-218-7557, as we also conduct evening and weekday trainings when requested.

“We are happy to welcome 7 new mentors to our team of dedicated volunteer mentors who are actively engaged with families in Lee County by providing support and helping the parents to increase their self-sufficiency.”

Mentoring For Success

United Way of Charlotte County "Day of Caring" Mentoring for Success Training 
Wednesday September 19th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Children's Network 19621 Cochran Blvd., Unit 4. Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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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