More kids being adopted from Florida foster care

3:36 PM, Aug 18, 2012   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - More than 3,000 children were adopted from Florida foster care last year. That's an eight percent increase from the previous year.

The Department of Children and Families announced Friday that there are currently about 750 foster kids available for adoption. That number is down from 850 about 18 months ago.

The state has significantly increased the number of children adopted from foster care in recent years by focusing on hard to place kids. Those groups include teens, sibling groups and children with special needs.

More than 17,000 kids have been adopted from Florida foster care in the past five years.

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