In 2013, Kids Central began a formal partnership with Lowell Correctional Institution and Munroe Regional Medical Center in Marion County to divert children born to inmates from the formal child welfare system. All of Florida’s pregnant female inmates are transferred to Lowell Correction Center in Marion County. Lowell identifies expectant inmates and a Kids Central Family Preservation Specialist assists the mother with identifying temporary or permanent caregivers available to safely care for the infant. Historically, these babies were born and then placed in foster care or put up for adoption after the parents’ rights were terminated. This unfunded program saves Florida millions of dollars and places children with family members.