About Us

ABOUT FAC

The Florida Adoption Council is a non-profit corporation which was has been in existence since 2001. Its membership is comprised of individuals involved in adoption in the State of Florida. Members work in various roles in the adoption context, including attorneys, social workers, agency directors, and counselors, among others. FAC is governed by a Board of Directors which currently has nine members. The organization facilitates communication between members through the use of a members-only listserv and networking opportunities at its annual conference. Educational opportunities providing required continuing education credit are offered to members at a discounted price, The organization holds an annual meeting which offers training from the basics to advanced skills as well as updates on current events, case law, and legislative issues. FAC has a lobbyist and is actively involved in the Florida legislative process when laws relating to adoption proposed.

MISSION

FAC’s mission is to equip those working in the field of adoption to provide quality services to birth parents and prospective adoptive parents within a framework of adoption laws that realistically, adequately, and thoughtfully addresses the issues raised by adoption.

VISION

The vision of FAC is for adoption in Florida to be an efficient, caring, and child-centered process in which well-informed adoption professionals work together to achieve the creation of forever families.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Elizabeth R. Berkowitz, Esq.

Elizabeth R. Berkowitz, Esq.

President, Board of Directors

Elizabeth R. Berkowitz, Esquire is an attorney with an extensive and exclusive practice in the area of adoption law... Read more.

Madonna M. Finney

Madonna M. Finney

Legislative Chair, Board of Directors

MADONNA is a Florida Board Certified Adoption Attorney who limits her practice to adoption law. She is a... Read more.

Tammi Driver

Tammi Driver

Board Member at Large

Tammi is a Florida Board Certified Adoption Attorney who limits her practice to adoption law. She is a... Read more.

Robert L. Webster III, Esq.

Robert L. Webster III, Esq.

Vice President, Board of Directors

Rob is a board-certified adoption attorney with Jeanne T. Tate, P.A. Rob’s practice focuses almost solely on...Read more.

Alice H. Murray, Esq.

Alice H. Murray, Esq.

Secretary, Board of Directors

Alice H. Murray has been handling domestic, non-relative infant adoptive placements for over 30 years as an attorney... Read more.

Angela Quick, MPA

Angela Quick, MPA

Board Member at Large

Angela Quick, MPA is the Executive Director of Adoption & Family Support Center, LLC. The Center, with locations in ... Read more.

Mark Livings

Mark Livings

Board Member at Large

Mark Livings is theCEO and Founder CAIRS SOLUTIONS LLC / CAIRS SOLUTIONS PVT. INDIA, Mark is a seasoned IT executive with a strong strategy and technical orientation. He demonstrated... Read more.

Steve Price

Steve Price

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Steve Price is a past president of the Florida Adoption Council and currently the board treasurer. Read more.

Ellen Kaplan

Ellen Kaplan

Board Member at Large

Ellen Kaplan has been a practicing attorney since 1991 and is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar.  Read more.