Adoption – The Adventure is Just Beginning
Dontrell and Reanna had two recruitment portraits over the course of three year waiting for their forever family.
Dana’s adoption journey started when she was just a child herself. As an adult, she learned about foster care adoption through the first Heart Gallery in New Mexico but wasn’t ready to move forward in the process. When she moved to Florida, she was ready to start her family in the Tampa Bay Area. The adoption process to be approved as an adoptive parent took almost a year. Knowing the adoption journey is a marathon, not a sprint, she kept going knowing her family’s journey was just getting started.
Dana saw the children’s photo and knew she had to meet them.
Dana met Dontrell and Reanna at a match event hosted through a partnership between Eckerd Community Alternatives, their case management agencies including the children’s Directions for Living, Old McMicky’s Farm and the Heart Gallery. At the match event, they felt a connection. With the support of friends and family, Dontrell and Reanna are showing that family is forever and their adventure is just beginning.