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Helping people throughout life’s journey

FamiliesFirst Network provides child welfare, foster care and adoption services in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. Our specialized team is passionate about helping abused and neglected children and their families. We collaborate with partners throughout the state, in Northwest Florida’s four-county area and within our faith-based communities to ensure the safety and well-being of children.

Supporting families

Specially trained case managers support children and families with a wide range of needs – from outside of the home in foster or adoptive care, to prevention services inside the biological home, working to keep families together. In cases of suspected abuse, it is everyone’s responsibility to make a report.

When a child is removed from the biological home, reunifying that child with their family is always the initial goal. But when that goal shifts to adoption, we recruit some incredible people to wrap the children in love and provide safe homes. For those interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents, FamiliesFirst Network provides training and support to help you along your journey. We also offer young adult services to guide and assist those transitioning out of foster care.

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Become a foster parent

All children deserve a safe environment to grow and learn. Foster parents open their hearts and homes to children who can no longer remain safely in their homes because of abuse or neglect. Training and support are available to help you along your journey.

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Adopt a child

FamiliesFirst Network is the trusted partner for adoptions in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. When children need permanent adoptive families, FamiliesFirst Network is here to help both children and their adoptive families along their journey.

News & stories

Parent company is a designated Military Friendly® Employer

Pensacola, Fla. (November 15, 2022) – Our parent company, LifeView Group, has been awarded the Military Friendly Employer (MFE) designation, signifying its commitment to the military and veteran community from hiring to career advancement and customer service. LifeView Group supports veterans and their families through its three affiliates: Global Connections to Employment (GCE) is a nationwide […]

Job fair for LifeView Group of Walton County

DeFuniak Springs, Fla. (October 18, 2022) – LifeView Group, parent company of FamiiesFirst Network, will host a job fair and hiring event on Wednesday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Walton County location, 79 N. Davis Lane, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, 32433. Onsite interviews, pre-screenings and information about specific job openings will […]

President and CEO honored as 2022 Pinnacle Award recipient

Pensacola, Fla. (October 17, 2022) – Allison Hill, president and CEO of LifeView Group – parent company to FamiliesFirst Network – was honored as a Pinnacle Award recipient from 850 Business Magazine. The award spotlights leading women in business who hold themselves to a high standard and contribute to the betterment of the community. Only […]