Orientation: Learn more about becoming an adoptive parent with our partner agency Eckerd Connects Community Alternatives.
PPT Class: Attend a Professional Parenting Training course.
Home Study: Complete an adoption application and home study to help determine the right child for your family. Children available for adoption can be viewed at heartgallerykids.org
Join: Talk with adoptive families at our Supporting Heart meet-ups.
Inquire: After viewing the children available for adoption on website, submit an inquiry on any child.
Match and Visitation: Match with a Heart Gallery child, teen or sibling group. Begin meeting and visiting with a child in need of a forever family.
Finalization: After a child lives in your home a minimum of 90 days, the adoption will be finalized.
Keep in touch! Our monthly Supporting Hearts community group is a great way to keep in touch with us and other Heart Gallery adoptive families.
BENEFITS of ADOPTING FLORIDA’S WAITING CHILDREN
Adoption is a unique way to build your family while changing children’s lives and enriching your own. While becoming a family is the biggest benefit, the State of Florida has many more to offer.