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Georgios & Alexander


Where Hope Finds a Home.

Alex (10) loves anything to do with art, drawing, or building. When he grows up, he wants to be an architect. For now, he focuses his time on drawing pictures, building Lego sets and playing with his big brother outside. Alex is a lovable and funny little boy who looks up to Spiderman, loves Rock N Roll, dogs, and going to church. Georgios (13) is a self-proclaimed “cuddle bug” who is happiest when he’s eating a good meal and can snuggle up on the couch. Don’t let him fool you though, he loves to play outside and is pretty proud of his ability to play catch. Georgios does have therapeutic and development needs that will need to be monitored throughout his life. Georgios is making improvements every day and is so excited that he has learned to put his shoes on the right feet this year! These sweet brothers will thrive in a home with supportive, loving parents who will advocate for their needs. Both boys have individual needs that will need to be monitored and a slow transition from their current foster home is recommended. Georgios & Alexander have made a lot of improvements both at school and at home. Prospective families will need to be open to attending additional therapeutic training in order to best meet the children’s needs.


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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