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Helping Birth Parents

If you or someone you know is dealing with an unplanned pregnancy and needs assistance exploring options, we can help. Do you have a child in foster care and your parental rights have not been terminated? We can help. Our goal is to provide expecting and existing parents with the information they need to make decisions that are right for them and their children. Our highly experienced staff is available 24/7 to answer questions.

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Our Services

Financial Support

Financial help is available for items such as clothing, rent, utilities, food, phone, and other pregnancy related expenses allowable by Florida law.

Medical Care

We can assist with obtaining insurance to cover your pregnancy related medical needs. You have the right to choose your doctor and the hospital where you will deliver.

Legal Help & Counseling

You are not responsible for any adoption related legal fees and we provide counseling services for as long as you want.

Housing & Transportation Help

Assistance is available to provide transportation related to your pregnancy, as well as we can assist with securing and maintaining housing.

Hearts to Home
Program

Our Hearts to Home (Adoption from Foster Care) Program is designed for families seeking to adopt a child through the foster care system and provides supportive resources and services unique to foster adoption. Serving children ages 3-18 in the child welfare system, Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc identifies families best suited to embrace and manage the specialized needs of Florida’s waiting children. The process- from navigation to placement, to counseling and coaching- helps to promote success and ultimate well-being for the child and the family. 

Intercountry Adoption

Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc. works with families interested in adopting children all over the world. Adopting internationally is often referred to as intercountry adoption. International adoption over the years has changed, and the profiles of children needing homes has changed. Historically,  adoptive parents habitually residing in the United States sought to adopt healthy infant girls, but they are now finding families in the birth countries. Children with special needs, older children and boys are typically more available for international adoption. We can provide the expertise to help adoptive parents identify international adoption options. Our intercountry adoption services include international home studies, outgoing placements, post-placement and post-adoptions supervision and counseling, Dossier preparation, adoption education, USCIS support, networking, Florida adoption finalization and recertification assistance.

Waiting Families

Are you pregnant in and looking for info about adoption ?

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New To Adoption?

The costs of adoption are wide-ranging, primarily depending on the birth mother’s living and medical expense needs. Generally, the costs range from $32,000 to as high as $45,000+. You will be able to tell us your adoption budget so we can stay within your parameters.

In matched situations where an adoptive family has already identified birth parents, fees typically range from $7,000 to $13,000 depending on the extent services will be provided.

Yes, Florida law permits adoptive parents to provide the actual and reasonable living expenses during the pregnancy and up to a maximum of six weeks following delivery if the birth mother is unemployed, underemployed or suffering from a medically diagnosed disability. This typically is handled through the agency.

The birth mother usually makes a “dream family list” that identifies the qualities important to her in an adoptive family. She is then presented with several families on our list that meet her requests and who have comfort levels matching her various social and medical history. She then selects from those families. Occasionally, birth mothers prefer us to select the adoptive family, and this is done in chronological order taking into consideration social/medical situations.

An independent investigation to verify your suitability as adoptive parents. They are valid for up to one year in Florida and can be updated easily. If you need assistance in obtaining a home study, Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc. can complete your home study or can refer you to a qualified professional if you live outside Florida.

Currently, we place children into the Netherlands and Canada only. Regarding Canada, we only work with the following provinces: Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta.

No, we currently do not have any incoming programs, however, we can assist you with your international home study and post placement supervision requirements if you reside in Florida and have a primary provider in place.

The fee to complete an international home study is $2,300.00 and on average takes approximately 6-8 weeks to complete.

The average age of children waiting in the foster care system on an adoptive home is between the ages of 8 and 10 years of age.

We encourage families to investigate their local county programs. There is a great need for foster parents in Florida! Many counties require that families foster first or foster only. The goal of the Hearts to Home program is to focus on the youth in care who are awaiting adoptive homes. We work with all 67 counties in Florida to provide foster-to-adopt homes for these youths. We also work out of state!

Yes. Adopting children from foster care is typically less expensive than domestic infant adoption. Adoption tax credits are often available to most families adopting through the Hearts to Home Program. We ask that families attend an Information Night and schedule a one-on-one meeting with a program representative to get an in-depth understanding of the fee structure.

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Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc.

Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that is Hague Accredited to complete international adoptions. In addition to international work, we promote adoption education through our dedication to assisting families facing an unplanned pregnancy by providing resources and support. Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc. also works to provide grants to families needing assistance with the costs of adoption, when possible.

Our Office Locations

Tampa

418 West Platt Street, Suite C
Tampa, Florida 33606
Ph: 866-432-7860 | Contact

NAPLES

1000 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 501
Naples, Florida 34102
Ph: 239-631-5994 | Contact

ORLANDO

1604 South Bumby Ave.
Orlando, Florida 32806
Ph: 866-432-7860 | Contact

MERRITT ISLAND

360 Tangerine Ave
Merritt Island, Florida 32953
Ph: 866-432-7860 | Contact

April 10, 2020 - COVID-19 UPDATE:

The health and safety of our adoptive families continues to be on the forefront of our minds as new information and guidelines are released to the public. We choose to be a facilitator of resources to our readers as we receive updates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On April 2, 2020, the Bureau of Consular Affairs and the Office of Children's Services announced clarifications on traveling internationally and I-130 processing. Currently, there is a global health advisory in order to prevent all international travel. For more information on the advisory, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/travel-advisory-alert-global-level-4-health-advisory-issue.html. It is imperative to understand the health risks associated with traveling internationally during this crises, and we have been asked to encourage individuals with upcoming international travel plans to reconsider, given the consequences.

For any U.S. Citizen already out of the country, please visit www.step.state.gov and www.travel.state.gov. The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program will help individuals to stay informed, safe, and connected with important information from the U.S. Embassy. On March 18, 2020, the Department announced that routine visa services are suspended until further notice. Therefore, any adoptive families outside of the U.S. should be making plans to remain where they are until further notice.

In regards to the I-130 process, the Department’s Visa Office and USCIS has issued the following announcement:

“At this time and at their discretion, consular sections may accept Form I-130 filings for adopted children with an imminent need to depart the country, where filing with USCIS online or domestically with an expedite request would not be sufficient, provided that the Embassy or Consulate has the resources to accept and process the filing. Families are encouraged to carefully review the requirements to file an I-130 on behalf of an adopted child, and to be in contact directly with the Embassy or Consulate about the possibility of filing the I-130 with the consular section. Generally, the consular section will only consider accepting the filing if the petitioner has a full and final adoption decree on behalf of the child and the adoptive parent(s) has had legal custody of and jointly resided with the child for at least 2 years. Please note that electronic I-130 filings with USCIS are now possible, and are another avenue for families to consider.”

Therefore, adoptive families may locate and inquire to the U.S. Embassy (a style="color: #ed0000" href="https://www.usembassy.gov/" target="_blank">https://www.usembassy.gov/) as to whether an I-130 filing will be accepted. If the filing is not accepted by the U.S. Embassy at this time, adoptive families may inquire about the process directly to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/contact-us.

We continue to encourage our adoptive families to use best practices and to stay safe during this time. Thank you!

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