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Hailee, Haiden, Trinity, Tanner & Clayton


Eager and hopeful for a forever family with siblings to look up to and love..

"We are so cute and funny!" *Due to dynamics in the children's case, please note that only families who reside in Florida will be considered at this time. Hailee, 7 Hailee LOVES school, in all caps! Science and art are her favorite classes, and she's especially drawn to marine animals. When she grows up she'd like to be either a veterinarian or a fashion designer. Hailee can be shy, but she's a warm, caring little girl and a great friend. She has shown a tremendous amount of strength and resilience in her young life, and she deserves to relax into her forever family and be a kid. Haiden, 6 Though she be but little, she is fierce! Haiden's a firecracker in a tiny package: smart, sassy, witty and outgoing, she's a force to be reckoned with. She has a beautiful singing voice, and if she could have ANY pet it would be "every animal in the world!" Like her big sister, Haiden also wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up, but a professional gymnast is also in her dream-sights. Trinity, 5 Trinity's cute as a button and loves a good challenge. She also has a lovely singing voice, and is very talkative and friendly. She thinks her friends would describe her as "super brave," and when she grows up she wants to be a unicorn. Trinity adores her big sisters and likes playing at the park with them. She'd really like her future family to know a few things about her: her favorite color is rainbow, and the only thing that scares her more than shots are monsters with horns, sharp teeth, pimples and big feet. Tanner, 4 Tanner's an adorable little guy who likes playing with his trucks and singing the ABCs. One of the things he learned this year is "the letter S," and when he grows up he wants to be Batman. Tanner loves being read to and being the center of attention! He's a happy kid and has an amazing memory, and his perfect day would include two breakfasts, one of them consisting entirely of corn dogs. A boy after our own hearts! Clayton, 3 Sweet, funny and a little bit stubborn, Clayton is a real joy. He's brave and willing to try news things, and loves swimming at the beach and in the pool. He can sing along to "Let it Go" and "You Are My Sunshine," and he enjoys being read to. Clayton is a mac-n-cheese aficionado, and his favorite places are the zoo, the park and the beach. He's usually found cradling Daniel Tiger, Olaf or Thomas the Train, and he's an excellent sharer! These kids will do very well together in an active, two-parent home able to devote the time and nurturing that they crave and need. This is such a sweet bunch of brothers and sisters, and they deserve every opportunity to make their dreams come true.


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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