Foster Funeral Program

Recognizing a need in our state, the Association entered into an agreement with the Florida Department of Children and Families to provide funeral arrangements for foster children. The plight of a foster child is tragic enough without the additional burden of funding for a funeral of one of these children. Foster children often have no permanent family involved and little-to-no financial resources.

Since the Foster Child Funeral Program began, Association members have provided dignified, compassionate funerals to hundreds of children. To participate in the Foster Child Funeral Program, the DCF District Administrator should contact the FCCFA office at 800-226-3332 for a Foster Child Funeral Program form. After completing the information requested and returning the form the association will contact FCCFA members in the area where the death has occurred to seek assistance in providing a low-cost or no-cost service. 

Those seeking help with a low-cost or no-cost service should not contact a funeral home prior to reaching out for assistance.