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During Adoption Month, Scott Says He Wants $200 Million For Those Who Adopt Foster Kids

Flrida Department of Children and Families website

Governor Rick Scott says he wants about $200 million for Florida families who adopt foster kids.

According to the Florida Department of Children and Families, the funding is expected to help provide critical services to more than 37,000 kids—post adoption.

November is also National Adoption Month. As part of the month, DCF is partnering with the Governor’s office of Adoption to feature “30 days of Amazing Children.”

That means every day this month, a child awaiting adoption will be featured on DCF’s Facebook page as well the DCF website. There are currently 800 kids awaiting adoption.

Last year, more than 3,600 kids in Florida were adopted. Officials say it’s the most in eight years.

For more news updates, follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter: @SaschaCordner.

Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.