Adopting a Child in Florida?
We can Help you Grow Your Family Through Adoption
Interested in adopting a child? The Florida Adoption Center is a licensed full-service adoption agency located in Melbourne, FL. We specialize in uniting the adoption triad (birth parents, children and adoptive parents) in a supportive and caring environment.
We provide services and advice to expectant, birth, and adoptive families throughout Central Florida including but not limited to Melbourne, Orlando, Palm Bay, Apopka, Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, St Cloud, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Daytona Beach, St Augustine, Lakeland, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Tallahassee, Gainesville, All Florida. Our Adoptive Families can be found Nationwide.
At the Florida Adoption Center, we connect expectant families with adoptive families and help all parties to navigate the process of adoption placement and the development of future relationships.
Our website is designed to answer as many of your questions as possible, provide helpful information, and demystify the process. We look forward to hearing from you with any additional questions or to begin your adoption process!
Do you already have an approved home study, or are you almost finished with one? Florida Adoption Center always accepts new families to our adoptive parent waiting list. We do not close our waiting list to new home study-approved families since we encourage all parties to be particular in their criteria for matching and strive to find the best possible matches for all involved.
Home Study and Post Adoption Placement Supervision
Florida Adoption Center provides professional home studies for families residing in Florida. An approved Home Study is required for all adoption placements in the United States. Post-placement supervision is required once a baby has been placed with a family until finalization. The requirements for post-placement supervision vary by state. Learn more about the home study and post-placement supervision requirements by clicking on the button below.
Adoption Programs and Types
The two main programs for adoption are Traditional Adoption and Identified/Matched Adoption. Intervention Adoption is a less common but still a viable adoption program that we have experience with.
Traditional Adoption is when an expectant family is matched with an adoptive family through an adoption entity or attorney.
Identified/Matched Adoption is when an expectant birth family and an adoptive family have already identified each other and come to the agency together for placement services.
For children whose parents have NOT had their rights involuntarily terminated and are currently in the care and custody of DCF (foster care), it can be hard not knowing when you will be able to “go home.” In Florida, a birth parent can opt to have their child placed in a permanent adoptive home instead of staying in foster care.
Intervention Adoptions are private adoptions made while a child is in state custody.
These arrangements allow birth parents to maintain a relationship of their choosing with their child while designating adoptive parents for them.
Adoption type refers to the level of contact you are comfortable exchanging with the expectant birth parents. Click on the link below to learn more about the basic types of adoption (Open, Semi-Open, or Closed) and how we can assist you in matching with a birth parent who is looking for a similar adoption type.
After working with many adoptive families we are able to anticipate many of the questions you might have and we want to make the adoption process as transparent as we can. To that end we have dedicated a section of our website to answering many of the questions adoptive families often have, Please visit our FAQ section for a full list of questions and answers about adoption but don’t hesitate to contact us for any questions you sill might have.