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Nicholas is curious about the world and would love a family who likes to travel!

Nicholas will be shy when he first meets you, but he’ll soon take center stage. Nicholas loves to make people laugh with his clever jokes, or to sing accompanied by his “cool dance moves.” It won’t take long; Nicholas is talkative, friendly and funny, once he gets to know you. Active and sporty, Nicholas is most proud of his dance moves, but he likes to run for fun. Nicholas’s favorite subject in school is Math, and he’s made it a goal this year to earn better grades overall. Nicholas needs stability and consistency and craves a sense of belonging. He wants his future family to know, “I’ll be on my best behavior.” Nicholas would thrive with a patient, two-parent household, an active family that loves sports and the outdoors. Nicholas is still learning to manage his emotions, and needs a family that can model patience and provide the loving stability he needs. He’s a caring boy, and as his case manager attests, “Nicholas will love you unconditionally.” Nicholas sees himself as “a good best friend”, and thinks his friends would describe him as “nice, cool, awesome, sweet and funny.” He would love to visit Colorado, New York city or Paris someday. His favorite book features Pokemon, and he dreams of being a musical artist or a rapper like Drake. Nicholas’s lively personality and varied talents deserve the chance to flourish in a stable, nurturing home.

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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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