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Medical Foster Care

November 30, 2023

The Medical Foster Care Program is facilitated through the Florida Department of Health, providing foster children with medical conditions an opportunity to receive care within a family setting. 

Training and support are provided to foster care parents who give in-home, family-based, and individualized care for children from birth to 21 years with medically complex needs.  

Champions Needed

It takes a lot to be a medical foster care parent. A lot of hugs. A lot of hard work. A lot of heart. It’s work with purpose and meaning. 

Because what you give to a child with needs bigger than your own is the chance to thrive. Yes, there are days of challenge and change. But the rewards outweigh the work when you know you hold the heart of a child in the palm of your hand. And they hold yours too. 

We are recruiting new families for the very best of reasons: As parents foster children with medical needs, they fall in love, and in some cases, they adopt. This means the family may not have room in their home to care for another child in need of medical foster care. By recruiting and training more parents, we increase the number of nurturing homes available to children in need.  



The Medical Foster Care Program is a coordinated effort of the Florida Department of Health, Agency for Health Care Administration, and Department of Children and Families. 


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