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Ronnie, Xavier & Kash


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

"Brotherly Love!"

The oldest of this trio, seven-year-old Ronnie is a loving and caring big brother to Xavier and Kash. He adapts quickly, tries his hardest in school, loves to eat and enjoys spending his time playing video games with his brothers. Ronnie says he hopes to be a firefighter when he grows up! Six-year-old Xavier is super sweet and kind. He is patient when he is told "no" or if he has to wait for something, and he never gives up even when a task is difficult for him. Xavier is incredibly lovable and gets excited over the simplest of things! His favorite thing to do is play on the playground with his brothers. Although the youngest and littlest of the group, four-year-old Kash has a big, big personality. He is very active and always exploring and on the go. Kash loves animals and says his favorite thing to do is go to the zoo to see them, especially the elephants. Kash is very attached to his older brothers and looks to them, especially in new situations. These brothers have a lot of love to give and would do best in a home that offers a lot of structure, a calm environment, and is centered on a consistent routine. The boys would do best in a home with no other children so they can be sure to receive the time and attention needed to help them transition into their forever home and adjust to a new family dynamic. Xavier and Kash do have mild medical needs and allergies which will need to be monitored and may require additional services and support.


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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