Important News for All Foster and Prospective Foster Parents
Extended Foster Care for 18 y.o. begins in 2014
Beginning January 1, 2013 youth reaching the age of 18 years may apply to continue their stay in the foster care system. They may remain in extended foster care until they reach the age of 21 as long as they meet certain education or employment critieria. Brevard Family Partnership will be providing information regarding these upcoming changes.
Youth wishing to apply for extended foster care, please CLICK HERE.
Brevard Family Partnership manages foster care and adoption services for youth who have been removed from their homes. We provide support for relative (Kinship Care) and non relative caregivers, as well as foster and adoptive parents.
Each year, hundreds of children are removed from their homes due to abuse, abandonment or neglect. These children represent all races and ethnicities and range in age from birth to 17. Their personalities are as different as the grains of sand on the beach and each as beautiful! While most of these children will return home to their parents, many still will become available for adoption.
Typically, children in foster care reside in foster homes. However, in some cases, the child or children will live in a group home setting. The benefit of a foster home is the security and comfort of a family setting.
Prospective Foster Parent Information Sessions
If you have ever considered or are interested in becoming a foster parent, please join us for a Prospective Foster Parent Informational Session, held on the third Thursday of every month. Times will alternate every other month, either 10AM-1PM, or 6PM-9PM. This meeting is held at Devereux, located at 1600 Sarno Road, Suite 214, Melbourne, FL 32935. CLICK HERE for a map and directions.
If you have any questions please call (321) 752-4650. Pre-registration is not required.
Learn more about the roles of foster care providers by clicking the links below.