The oldest of his siblings, Jaedyn is focused, dependable, thoughtful, and intelligent. He loves playing video games and wants to be a firefighter when he grows up. Jaedyn gets along well with everyone and is open to new beginnings.
Amiyah is a kind, thoughtful, caring, and helpful. She enjoys cooking, crafts, animals, and caring for her younger siblings. Amiyah's favorite book is June B. Jones and her favorite subject in school is lunch. More than anything, this loving sister wants to live with her siblings.
Izayah has a great sense of humor and an even better smile. He's resilient, optimistic, and has a great imagination. He looks up to his older brother and makes the best of every situation. Izayah's favorite subject is math and his perfect day would be spent getting everything he wants.
Cade is loving, cheerful, laid back, and forgiving. He has lots of energy and learns new things very quickly. He loves positive attention from the adults around him and his favorite subject is math. Cade loves animals and being outside. His perfect day would be spent at Busch Gardens with his siblings.
Kaelix is bursting with excitement and has a smile that lights up a room. He is a sweet child who loves to be loved and give love. You can catch him on any playground where he can run around with his siblings. Kaelix wants to be a police officer when he grows up.
Roslin is the baby of the family and is described as loving and sweet. When she's with her siblings, she tends to sit and take in all the activity around her. Roslin is curious, independent, and likes to explore.
These loving siblings would thrive in a two-parent family that is committed to adopting all six children. They long to live together and be loved by a Forever Family. At this time, only families who reside in Florida will be considered due to the children's needs and what will be required to transition the children into their forever home.
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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