You should know…
You don’t have to be rich to adopt, but you must be able to provide for the basic needs of your family.
Adoptive parents can be married, single, divorced or widowed.
Adoptive parents may already have children. While some adoptive parents don’t yet have any, others have birth, adopted and/or foster children.
Fees associated with adopting a child from Florida’s foster care system are typically covered by the State of Florida.
An adopted child’s medical care is paid for by the State of Florida until the child’s 18th birthday.
An adoption subsidy may be provided for families to assist them in becoming a forever family. If approved, the subsidy is provided until the child’s 18th birthday.
Children adopted from the child welfare system are eligible for a four-year paid scholarship that covers tuition costs at any Florida college or university.