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The 5-year-old son of country music singer Mindy McCready has been recovered and is in good health in the custody of officials in Arkansas, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Children and Families told CNN Friday.

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Police: Young boy may have drowned his toddler sisterupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 04:04:00

Florida investigators are working to determine whether a 3-year-old girl who drowned in an inflatable pool was held down by her 4-year-old brother, authorities said.

Officials investigated safety of kids found dead in Florida canalupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 18:02:00

Child protective investigators in Florida had "prior involvement" with the family of the two children found dead in a canal this month, an official said Tuesday.

Dad found with dead kid, body bag in carupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 22:10:00

A Florida father was found with the dead body of his adopted daughter in his truck and another severely ill child.

After authorities found 'no concerns,' police detail abuse of twinsupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 22:10:00

The same day that law enforcement records painted a grim picture of brutal, systemic abuse of 10-year-old Florida twins, one of whom was found dead in a plastic bag in her adoptive father's truck, the state child welfare agency released a report indicating that investigators had concluded there were "no safety threats" in the family's home.

Florida DCF: 'Outraged all of us'updated: Sat Mar 05 2011 21:13:00

Florida's Department of Children and Families is under fire after a girl was found dead in a pickup truck.

Florida woman charged with murder of adopted daughterupdated: Sat Mar 05 2011 21:13:00

The adoptive mother of a Florida girl found dead in a plastic bag in her husband's truck has been charged with first-degree murder, police said Saturday.

Why did Fla. children slip through cracks?updated: Fri Feb 18 2011 13:07:00

The tragic case of Jorge Barahona of Florida is yet another reminder of the shortcomings of the nation's child protective service systems.

Abuse clues in Fla. twins case put spotlight on child servicesupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 23:16:00

They had blood relatives in Houston who wanted to adopt them.

Ten tough years for adopted twinsupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 11:49:00

There were blood relatives in Houston who wanted to adopt.

Police: Man tried to kill himself, sonupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 11:49:00

Police say a man admitted trying to kill himself and his adopted son. WSVN has more.

People.com: Tampa Mom Was Investigated for Slapping Daughterupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 08:27:00

Julie Schenecker went into counseling; the girl and her brother are now dead

Florida police arrest mother for alleged role in trying to sell sonupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 17:05:00

A Florida mother has been arrested for her alleged part in attempting to sell her 8-week-old son, police said Tuesday.

Florida ends ban on gay, lesbian adoptionsupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 17:48:00

Florida's ban on adoptions by gay men and lesbians came to an official end Friday.

Florida won't appeal ruling stopping adoption ban by gay men, lesbiansupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 22:29:00

Florida won't be appealing a court ruling that found the state's ban on adoptions by gay men and lesbians unconstitutional.

DNA testing confirms Haitian couple are parents of baby sent to U.S.updated: Wed Mar 17 2010 12:19:00

The parents of an injured baby girl who was flown to Florida for treatment after Haiti's earthquake have been told what they already know: They are the biological parents of the little girl.

Abducted infant found safe; teen arrestedupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 14:42:00

A weeks-old baby was found safe Wednesday after he was abducted, police said, by a 19-year-old woman posing as a worker with the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Abducted baby foundupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 14:42:00

A baby allegedly abducted by a woman posing as a Florida child welfare worker has been found safe and sound.

Florida issues Amber Alert for 8-day-oldupdated: Thu Jul 21 2005 07:31:00

Florida has issued a statewide Amber Alert for an 8-day-old baby, who authorities say was abducted by his parents.

Florida judge rejects state custody bid in Schiavo caseupdated: Wed Mar 23 2005 16:10:00

The state judge who ordered Terri Schiavo's feeding tube removed last week rejected the latest effort by Florida officials to intervene in the brain-damaged woman's case.

Judge orders feeding for Florida womanupdated: Wed Feb 23 2005 10:19:00

A judge extended a stay keeping a brain-damaged Florida woman attached to a feeding tube by 48 hours Wednesday, just an hour before the order was set to expire.

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