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Ahna & Jadon

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Both Anha and Jadon have maintained a positive outlook on life, despite the challenges they’ve faced together.

Anha and her little brother, Jadon, are a creative, caring pair. Whether it’s painting on canvas, creating jewelry or belting out tunes, Anha loves to sing and draw. A bright and vibrant girl, she is kind and compassionate to all. She’s loving and loves spending time with her brother, Jadon. Jadon is outgoing, fun, adventurous and spontaneous; he’s always ready for learning new things, and recently taught himself to roller-skate. Jadon is a bright boy, an extrovert eager to engage and be engaged. Wise for his age, Jadon says, “I am grateful for life, and am not concerned about what others think of me.” Both Anha and Jadon have maintained a positive outlook on life, despite the challenges they’ve faced together. Resilient and determined, yet each full of joy, both Anha and Jadon are hard workers and do well at school. Anha’s favorite subjects are Chorus, History and Science while Jadon prefers Math and Science. They both make excellent grades; Anha dreams of being a voice actor for anime (a favorite manga is My Hero Macadamia) while Jadon hopes to be a marine biologist (a recent favorite book is I Survived a Shark Attack). Anha loves painting nails, fashion, singing and drawing while Jadon loves baseball, fishing and crabbing and Winter the dolphin, from the Clearwater Aquarium. These smart, creative siblings are eager for a generous, kind and adventurous forever family. Could it be you?

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FAQs

If a child in foster care is in the Heart Gallery, reunification with their biological family was not possible so an adoptive family is needed. Most Heart Gallery children are at least 9 years old, part of a sibling group, and/or have special needs. All children in foster care have experienced abuse, abandonment, and/or neglect; therefore, need support to heal from the trauma they have experienced.

All children are different, with a variety of unique strengths and needs so all types of families are needed. In Florida, you must be at least 21 to adopt a child from foster care. There are no restrictions based on age, race, marital status, or sexual orientation. You may live in a home or apartment that you own or rent. Adoptive parents must have a stable income sufficient to support their family.

In Florida, there is no cost to adopt a child from foster care. In fact, families who adopt may qualify for a monthly adoption subsidy. Health care for children adopted from foster care is covered by Medicaid until age 18. They also receive free tuition at any Florida state college, university, or vocational school. Federal tax credits and exemptions may also be available. Visit the IRS website to learn more.

Prospective adoptive parents must complete Adoption Orientation, a 36-hour Professional Parenting course, have an approved home study, and approved background screenings. Most importantly, you must be willing to make a lifelong commitment to a child in need.

Yes. One of the benefits of adopting from Florida is having access to a comprehensive case history. You will be given information on the child’s background, medical history, and personality. This information helps you determine if your family is the right fit for the child.

This can vary greatly depending on the situation. However, as a general rule, it usually takes about 12 months from the time a family begins training to the time when a child is placed with the family.

Yes! Your approved home study should be accepted by any child welfare agency. Each circumstance will be assessed to determine if it is appropriate for a child to move out of state. Keep in mind these adoptions can be more complex and take longer, depending on the case.

Adoptions appear to be more stable when parents have flexible and realistic expectations for their children and when they use post-adoption supports to help with challenges.

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