FLORIDA ADOPTION AGENCIES

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Before an adoption or a foster care arrangement can take place, all states have statutes or regulations that require a fingerprint-based background check of the prospective adoptive or foster parents. Many of the statutes also require a fingerprint-based background check on any adult residing in the household of the prospective adoptive or foster parents.

Volunteers at agencies that offer "care" or "care placement services," or facilitate a program that offers "care" or "care placement services” in Florida, are required by the Volunteer and Employee Criminal History System (VECHS) to get a fingerprint-based Level 2 background check.

The National Child Protection Act, the Foley Act, and the Volunteers for Children Act, for the purposes of the availability of criminal history information, refer to a similar basic law which was implemented under Section 943.0542 of the 1999 Florida Statutes. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) initiated the VECHS program in 1999, after Section 943.0542 of the Florida Statutes.

Through the VECHS program, FDLE and the FBI provide State and national criminal history record information on applicants, employees, and volunteers to qualified organizations, not to individuals. To become a qualified VECHS user, the required application and user agreement can be found on FDLE website: http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Background-Checks/VECHS-Home.aspx

Accurate Biometrics is a trusted live scan fingerprint provider with nearly 20 years of experience. We offer fast, convenient walk-in service at our Tampa location. We also offer mobile on-site service for groups of 20 or more in the Tampa Bay area. Let us help you navigate the background check process. Call our Account Management Team at 813.586.3400 or email florida@accuratebiometrics.com for more information.

Follow these simple steps to complete your VECHS Level 2 fingerprint background check requirement:

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