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Child-Placing Agency Licensing

The Office of Licensing within the Office of Quality and Innovation is responsible for the licensure of Florida's child-placing agencies. A child-placing agency can be a person, corporation, or agency, public or private, other than the parent or legal guardian of the child or an intermediary acting pursuant to Chapter 63, F.S. Child-placing agencies provide oversight of foster homes and must submit licensing recommendations to the Department.

Licensing Authority

Types of child-placing agency licenses.

Community Based Care Lead Agency: Contracted by the Department for the provision of care for children in the child protection and child welfare system outlined in s. 409.988, F.S.
Case Management Organization: Responsible for ongoing safety management and service provision of children.
Foster Home Maintenance: Completes home study inspections and provides supports to individuals seeking to become a licensed foster parent.
Private Adoption Agency: Authorized to recruit families, place minors for adoption, and provide post adoption services.


(For assistance with these documents, contact licensing staff member in your area.)