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Brian can achieve anything he puts his mind to!

Talkative, intelligent Brian will engage your mind and heart. Brian consistently impresses the adults and teachers in his life with his articulate insights and engaging personality. His caregivers believe, "Brian is capable of achieving almost anything" due to his intelligence and positive attitude. Brian will thrive with consistency and a forever family willing to understand and support him as he continues to process his past. Relationships are important to Brian and he has requested to maintain them with some of his biological family. In school, Brian loves science and gym, but he's excited this year that he learned symbols in mathematics. He's also athletic and loves sports. Brian would be thrilled with an adventurous family who likes to take trips and outings together. He's most interested in visiting Colorado some day. A goal this year for Brian is to run track and even to "win a race", and he'd choose flying as his superpower! Brian also loves music, especially pop and rock. Talking to his friends or reading Hardy Boys mysteries, Brian constantly engages his curious mind, but he admits to a silly side. According to Brian, his friends would describe him as "fun and a bit idiotic." A fun-loving, intelligent boy, Brian is ready for stability and consistency after learning to rebound in all types of situations. Brian would prefer to remain in Pinellas County. Families outside of Pinellas will be discussed on a case by case basis.

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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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