Adoption & Foster Care
- Bethany Christians Services
407-877-4006 BCS nation’s oldest and largest adoption and orphan care agency with over 65 years of compassionate service to children and families locally and around the world.
- Catholic Charities of Central FL Adoption Services
Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Polk and Seminole Counties (863) 686-7153 x 3018. Providing Pregnancy Counseling/Birthparent Services
and Adoption Services.
- Children's Home Society
We protect and heal children. We build and strengthen families. We rescue and embrace teens struggling to survive on their own
- Explore Adoption
- Embraced by Grace
- Home At Last Adoption
321-868-2229 Home At Last Adoption Agency, Inc. is a non-profit, licensed, child placing agency offering domestic adoption services for both birth and adoptive families as well as adoption services to include Intercountry adoption.
- Heart of Adoption
- Life for Kids
407-629-5437 Life for Kids is a private, non-profit, Christian, licensed adoption agency. Their purpose is to serve women who are pregnant, their unborn babies and adoptive families. They provide decision-making counseling as well as adoption planning for women who are pregnant. Counselors are available 24/7 to talk and provide support.
- Adopt Florida
FLorida Adoption Information
- Fostering Florida Future
- Forever Families Home Study Agency, Inc.
407-977-8639 Forever Families provides domestic and international home studies and post-placement reports for people adopting privately. We also provide pre-and-post adoption education and counseling for adoptive families who have adopted
either through foster care or privately.
- Guardian ad Litem Program
Seminole 407-665-5370 Mission of this program to recruit, train, support and supervise volunteers to advocate for the best interest of children who are alleged to be abused, neglected, or abandoned, and who are involved in court proceedings
- The Children's Cabinet of Seminole County
CBC of Central Florida is a non-profit agency charged with developing community-based services and supports for
children and families served by the child welfare system in Seminole County. Foster Care or adoption call 1-866-90-CHILD
- Reactive Attachment Disorder & Detachment Issues
Serve as a resource and source of mutual support for parents or others who are parenting children with reactive attachment disorder.
Resource Point - Serving You
This guide is intended to connect adoptive or foster parents with helpful resources for meeting the needs of their children. It will also link those who wish to adopt or foster children with the tools to get started.
For a listing of resources (e.g. Food Pantry, Shelter, Mental Health Services, Transportation, Kids Support Groups, After Care/Child Care, Legal, Emergency Financial Services, Substance Abuse, Employment, Health Care Services, Food, Rent/Utility Assistance, Education, Clothing, Furniture, Disaster Relief, Seniors, Homeless, Shelter) available in Resource Point, search with any of the above mentioned keywords or enter the name of an organization. Then click on the search button below.
Community Based Care of CFL
Seminole County Service Center
2921 S. Orlando Drive, Suite 150
Sanford, FL 32773
East Orange County Service Center
4001 Pelee Street Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32817
West Orange County Service Center
5749 Westgate Drive, Suite 201
Orlando, FL 32835
Osceola County Service Center
111 East Momument Avenue, Suite 501
Kissimmee, FL 34741
TAX CREDIT INFORMATION FOR ADOPTION
- IRS Adoption Information
- There is an adoption tax credit that can be directly deducted from taxes. It is adjusted each year based upon the cost of living allowance. The max credit in 2012 was $12,650. Full credit is available to taxpayers with modified adjusted gross income of $189,710 or less.
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR ADOPTION
- American World Adoption
Faith based organization that assists families through the process of adoption
- Explore Adoption
Explore Adoption is statewide adoption initiative aimed at promoting the benefit of puclic adoptions. Urges families to consider creating or expanding their families by adopting a child who is older, has special needs, or is a part of a sibling group.
- Bethany Christian Services
Bethany Christian Services is a Christ centered social service agency serving families locally, as well as globally on five continents. Nation's largest adoption agency and serves families through both domestic and international adoption and orphan care.
- Great Wall China Adoption
An organization that assists families with adoptions from China.
CBC Brochure for Adoption/Foster Services
CBC Brochure for Foster Services
CBC Brochure for Mentoring
OTHER FL LINKS
10 Ways Every Christian Can Care for the Orphan and Waiting Child Resource
- A Mother's Love
A 501(c) 3 non-profit organization in Winter Springs FL dedicated to improving the lives of orphans in China. Accomplished through surgeries, nutrition, educations, foster care and camp programs. Also improve the living conditions of the orphanges by adding playgrounds, libraries, surgical centers and foster homes.
OTHER NATIONAL LINKS
- Adopt Us Kids
Array of services to both families and child welfare professionals. From tips and resources to an extensive database of children in U.S. foster care available for adoption and families who are home studied and approved to adopt them.
- National Adoption Center
- Child Welfare League of America
CWLA is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving children and families that are vulnerable since 1920. Our expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children across the country
- Christian Alliance for Orphans
Partnering with over 100 organizations, this website has many resources about orphan care.
- Dave Thomas Adoption Foundation
Adoption Guide or the
Strengthen Your Forever Family Post-Adoption Guide
- New Missions
Sponsor a child today and become the link between despair and opportunity. Begin a relationship with a child that will make a difference for eternity.
- North American Council on Adoptable Children
NACAC promotes and supports permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. and Canada—especially children and youth who are or have been in foster care and those with special needs.
- Show Hope
Faith based organization has many resources about orphan care and adoption grants
- US Dept Health and Human Services
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. We feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.