There are children of all ages waiting to be adopted and find their forever family.
At IMPOWER, our primary goal is to ensure that every adoption gives each child a permanent, loving family for life. Our experienced, professional staff works to find the right match between the child and the parent, to provide continuous guidance throughout the adoption process and assists in the management of the legal process. To date, our adoptions team has helped to finalize more than 800 adoptions.
If you are interested in providing a “forever home” for a child in the foster care system, please call us at (321) 634.6047 ext. 2056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see a list of some of the many of the children available for adoption in Brevard County, please visit: http://brevardfp.org/adoptions/children-for-adoption/.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the first step? Attend Orientation. Orientation is a free 1 or 2 hour session that will give you a chance to meet and talk with experienced adoptive staff that will provide an overview of the entire adoption process from start to finish.
What follows orientation? Attending PRIDE or MAPP is next. Depending on the county you live in, either MAPP or PRIDE is required. At the conclusion of class, the next step is having a home study written. A home study is to make sure you can provide a child with a safe and secure home. Background checks will be conducted on all adults living in the household.
Are there any costs? Typically, adoption is processed at little or no cost to the adoptive family. PRIDE and/or MAPP training is typically free of charge. The home study is typically free of charge. Finalizing your adoption is managed through your respective Community Based Care agency. Your local adoption recruiter is best equipped to answer any of the fees that could be associated to your Community Based Care agency.
How long must I wait for me to adopt a child? Depending on the age range you are interested often determines how long a family waits. Generally, children available for adoption are kids who are seven and over and or part of sibling groups are most often in need of forever homes. Once matched to a child, the process to integrate the child into your home takes eight to twelve months.
Can single people adopt? Yes, single and married couple may adopt. Whether you have parenting experience or none at all, you may adopt.
Do I need to be a homeowner? No. You may rent or own.
Many states have post adoption support. Is Florida one of those? Yes, children adopted in Florida receive subsidy payments for children who are designated as having special needs. Medical coverage is available until the child is twenty six years old. Children adopted from the foster care system are eligible for a four year tuition waiver to attend a Florida state or community college, university, or technical school.
Are the adoptions legally secured? Because Florida’s children are not eligible for adoption until a court has already terminated the parental right of their birth parents, this form of adoption is very secure.