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Javier, Omar & Genesys


Where hope finds a home.

Javier is funny, sensitive, kind, athletic, and artistic. He loves music, singing, dancing, and drawing. When Javier is older, he wants to be an art or music teacher, or a volleyball player. He is eager to be loved by a family of his own and is most proud of being a good, big brother. If he could change one thing about the world, he would like our world to have more love, peace, and kindness. Omar is outgoing, friendly, encouraging, and funny.  He has a caring, loving, and thankful heart. Omar easily makes new friends and engages in conversations with people of all ages.  He enjoys spending time with his friends while they joke around, build forts, and play sports. Omar's perfect day would be spent hanging out with friends and going to see snow and ice skating. His favorite food is sushi and when he grows up, Omar wants to have his own plumbing business. Genesys is outgoing and loving. She adores her brothers and looks up to them. Genesys loves shrimp, princesses and playing dolls. She likes getting dressed up, watching cartoons, reading books, and being outside; although, she doesn't like being dirty.  Genesys loves being the center of attention, especially when it's the attention of her big brothers. These loving siblings are excited about having a forever family and will thrive with a family who shares their cultural heritage or one who will fully embrace their Hispanic culture and ethnicity.


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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