DATE: June 15, 2012
TO: Interested Media
FROM: Brian Burgess, Communications Director
Executive Office of the Governor
RE: Governor Rick Scott’s Weekly Radio Address
Attached please find Governor Rick Scott’s weekly radio address. Learn more about Governor Scott’s work to bring jobs to Florida by eliminating job-killing regulation, holding government accountable and making sure Florida has the best educated workforce.
Click here for the video version of the Weekly Radio Address.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Governor Scott’s press office at (850) 717-9282.
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Weekly Radio Address Friday, June 15, 2012
GS – Hi, this is Governor Rick Scott
LG- And I am Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll. We would like to wish fathers across the state a very happy Father’s Day.
GS –Being a father has been the most rewarding experience of my life. And now with the arrival of my first grandchild, I am even more aware of the strong role that fathers play in a child’s life.
LG – This week is a time to be thankful for the positive impact fathers have had in our lives. Unfortunately, hundreds of children in Florida are still searching for a loving father and a lifelong family.
GS –The children who often wait the longest to be adopted from Florida’s foster care are teenagers, sibling groups, and children with medical conditions. Since I became Governor, we have reduced the number of children who are available for adoption without an indentified family on any given day from 850 children to 750. However, my work will not be done until that number is zero. Florida will never give up on finding an adoptive family for a child.
LG – Both Governor Scott and I have personally benefitted from the love and support that adoption brings. As an adopted child, I can personally say that it has been a blessing to my life. We hope that you take the time to visit our web site at www.adoptflorida.org. There, you can find out more about what you can do to support adoption in Florida.
GS – These children need and deserve loving, supportive, and permanent families. It is very important that they have parents to love, nurture and guide them.
GS & LG – We wish all fathers a very happy Father’s Day.
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