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Rania & Raylen


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

"Full of energy & love"

Rania, 7 Rania is full of life and is the definition of "girl power." She has spunk and personality, is bold, strong-minded, but at the same time, she listens and follows the rules. She takes advice and guidance to heart, is quick to make friends and not afraid to ask questions about the things she's curious about. Rania generally "takes the stage" wherever she goes but is a great big sister and allows Raylen to shine as well. She looks after her brother and allows him to voice his opinion before she adds her thoughts. Rania is full of energy and life and makes friends wherever she goes. Raylen, 5 Raylen is a true thinker. He can tell you about everything from trains to how turtles were saved from pollution, which he learned from his favorite show, Paw Patrol. Raylen is always evaluating the situation, analyzing, and thinking about something. He is caring and pays close attention to details. He is kindhearted and while he is soft spoken and shy at times, he is full of energy and spirit. Rania and Raylen are loving and energetic kids who would thrive with a two parent, structured family who enjoys being on the go, being involved in extracurricular activities and one whose faith plays a big role, as this is important to both Rania and Raylen.


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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