Children's Network of South Florida, LLC

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



Introducing Arian and Aileen

Arian and Aileen have been licensed foster parents since May 2014 and have been very involved with every child placed in their home, as well as with their biological families. These last few years, the family has really demonstrated their willingness to care for children by providing them with a safe, loving home and working hard as part of the professional team. Arian and Aileen have such big hearts and are always willing to help whenever they can. They have adopted two children that were placed with them and have provided them with their “forever home”. The family also mentors new families and is a great advocate for the need of more homes!



February is Black History Month

   February 12-16, 2018 is Florida Foster Family Appreciation Week


  We honor you for making a lifelong impact on our     children’s lives

  Thank you Paul and Wendy Vernon,       licensed foster parents since 2010


  Thank you to all of our Foster Families for your         positive impact on children's lives

  The Monthly Foster Parent Board Rate Cost of Living       Adjustment went into effect on January 1, 2018

         Ages 0-5:  $458 / Ages 6-12:  $470 / Agest 13-17 $615 / All Medical Homes:  $550





Adoption News . . . .

As of January 2018, Children's Network finalized 91 Adoptions

* 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


Nicole Bastyr, Child Welfare Case Manager with Children’s Network of SWFL

Nadereh Salim, CEO reports:

During our Management meeting on Friday 1/5/2018, you were praised for your great work  by your supervisor and Director.
They both spoke about how diligent and committed you are to helping and working with your families. 
Thanks for all you do, we are proud to have you on our team. 

Thanks for Caring 

Open Houses

Informational Meeting on Foster Care and Adoptions

Lee County Open House February 12, 2018 6pm - 8pm. Click Lee County for details.

Charlotte County Open House February 21, 2018 6pm - 8pm. Click Charlotte County for details

Family Mentor Classes - Lee

Friday March 9th 11:00am - 5:00pm located at 4150 Ford St. Ext Ft.Myers, FL 33916
Please click Family Mentor Classes for more details.

Mentoring For Success 

The Charlotte County Mentoring for Success Training is scheduled for Tuesday February 20th and Wednesday February 21th at 5:30pm - 8:30pm located at 19621 Cochran Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Saturday February 24th at 9:00pm - 3:00pm Englewood located 1460 South McCall Rd Suite 1C Englewood FL. 34223

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)


Board of Directors Message

Management Report

F.S. 409.988 Postings

Children Available for Adoption

Adoptions Data

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No Barriers Power Point

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