Florida adds more than 1,400 new foster homes

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida is increasing its child care resources throughout the state.

The Department of Children and Families announced Friday it has added 1,463 new foster homes in the past year.  

 But, that's a net gain of only 291 new foster homes, because many homes lost or failed to renew their licenses over the course of the last year, for various reasons.

Florida currently has a total of 4,678 licensed foster care providers spread throughout the state.