State employees and other eligible applicants who adopt a child from Florida’s child welfare system may be eligible for a one-time lump sum of $10,000 for a special needs child or $5,000 for a non-special needs child. Open enrollment for the program runs through March 31. Part-time employees participating in the program will have the amounts pro-rated. The Florida Department of Children and Families Office of Child Welfare administers the adoption benefits.
Family Resources Coordinator available to help
UFHR Benefits has expanded its services to include a Family Resources Coordinator for UF faculty and staff. The coordinator assists with community and university resources for families. Faculty and staff in need of help are encouraged to contact the coordinator via email at FamilyResources@hr.ufl.edu.