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Florida House of Representatives

State workers could get between $5,000 and $10,000 for adopting children under a bill that passed a House panel Tuesday. Lawmakers also want scorecards for adoption providers.

At any given time there are about 800 children up for adoption in Florida. Those are kids whose  parents have had their parental rights terminated by a judge. And it’s those kids, that the state has a hard time trying to place. The Department of Children and Families and other groups are working hard to find them forever homes.

It’s a good day for 15-year-old Savannah Walker.

“I’m really excited, I’m relieved it’s over, cause it’s a really long process, but I’m really excited about the adoption.”