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2017 Florida Statutes

F.S. 409.1666
409.1666 Annual adoption achievement awards.Each year, the Governor shall select and recognize one or more individuals, families, or organizations that make significant contributions to enabling this state‚Äôs foster children to achieve permanency through adoption. The department shall define appropriate categories for the achievement awards and seek nominations for potential recipients in each category from individuals and organizations knowledgeable about foster care and adoption.
(1) The award shall recognize persons whose contributions involve extraordinary effort or personal sacrifice in order to provide caring and permanent homes for foster children.
(2) A direct-support organization established in accordance with s. 39.0011 by the Office of Adoption and Child Protection within the Executive Office of the Governor may accept donations of products or services from private sources to be given to the recipients of the adoption achievement awards. The direct-support organization may also provide suitable plaques, framed certificates, pins, and other tokens of recognition.
History.s. 7, ch. 2015-130.