We work with birth parents from all over the United States and the adoption situations vary. We provide services to adoptive families, including but not limited to, home studies, post-placement supervision, adoption subsidies, counseling, adoption training and education, Interstate Compact (ICPC), profile creation, and foster care. Additionally, our experienced adoption team, along with the highly reputable legal staff with whom we work, ensure our adoptive families receive these services with care, concern and a personal touch every step of the way.
Distinguishing factors for Heart of Adoptions, Inc. include:
- Largest single state agency
- Dedicated, professional staff with many years of experience
- Reputable agency known for providing quality care
- Financial assistance in the form of grants and financial coaching services
- Unique perspective with many staff representing all sides of the adoption triad
- Multiple offices yet small enough to know you on a personal level and meet your family's unique needs.
Peace of Mind
Similar to best practices used in law firms, Heart of Adoptions, Inc. offers a unique benefit to our clients by placing all of your adoption funds into a trust account. This ensures our clients' money is spent solely for their specific adoption and not overall agency overhead, etc. Client money is not utilized until such time as you have invoices for home study fees, costs, natural mother living expenses, or your one time retainer for services. This protects your money from being spent prematurely and allows you, the client, safe guards from any unnecessary loss of funds.
Traditional & Extra Care Adoption Program
The children placed through our agency can be of any race and are primarily newborn infants. We help adoptive parents find the right child for their family.
- Application for Adoption (pdf)
Matched Adoption Program
If you are an adoptive family that has already identified a birth parent who wishes to place their child with you for adoption, we can assist. Heart of Adoptions, Inc. can help you with home study and post placement services, birth parent interviews and counseling, relinquishment, and legal finalization. The agency's fees for assisting with a Matched Adoption vary, depending on the extent of the services provided, but are generally much lower than our other programs.
Home Studies and Post Placement Supervision
We provide professional home studies for families residing in Florida. Adoptive families enjoy these advantages of using our agency for their home study needs: typically transferable, speed of service, and affordable pricing. Our home study can be used virtually anywhere in the United States. In many states, only home studies from licensed adoption agencies are accepted. In addition, we are able to complete home studies more quickly than most other professionals, and often, our home study is less expensive than many other programs in Florida.
Post-placement supervision visits are required follow-ups to the home study after a child is placed in your home. Our agency can perform the required number of post-placement visits to ensure completion for finalization of your adoption.
- Adoption Home Study (pdf directions for online application) or Adoption Home Study Update (online application)
Prepare Your Family Profile
The family profile or portfolio is a collection of pictures and written information about an adoptive family. Family profiles are made available to expectant parents both in hard copy and electronic versions. Our matching specialist takes time to learn the desires of each expectant mother in order to provide her with several adoptive family profiles who are able to meet the needs of her unborn baby.
International Partner – Supervised Provider
*Hague Convention Specifics
Only adoption service providers that have been accredited or approved on a Federal level may offer certain key adoption services for adoptions under the Hague Convention. According to the Convention, only an accredited agency, a temporarily accredited agency, an approved person, a supervised provider, or an exempted provider can offer or provide adoption services. (22 CFR Part 96, Accreditation and Approval Standards)
A supervised provider is any agency, person, or other nongovernmental entity, including any foreign entity, that is providing one or more adoption services in a Convention case under the supervision and responsibility of an accredited agency, temporarily accredited agency, or approved person that is acting as the primary provider in the case. (22 CFR 96.2)
(2) Securing the necessary consent to termination of parental rights and to adoption;
(3) Performing a background study on a child or a home study on a prospective adoptive parent(s), and reporting on such a study;
(4) Making non-judicial determinations of the best interests of a child and the appropriateness of an adoptive placement for the child;
(5) Monitoring a case after a child has been placed with prospective adoptive parent(s) until final adoption; or
(6) When necessary because of a disruption before final adoption, assuming custody and providing (including facilitating the provision of) child care or any other social service pending an alternative placement.