Adoption

The Family Integrity Program offers the services needed to adopt a special needs child who is in the State of Florida’s permanent custody. Not every child that comes into care is available for adoption, though those that are currently available can be found here: www.adoptflorida.org

How You Can Adopt

Successfully complete PRIDE training – We are the only agency in the county that may provide the PRIDE (Parent Resource Information Development Education) training required to be considered for a licensed or adoptive home. The training consists of nine, three hour classes preceded by a one-hour orientation. We offer the PRIDE training on a rotational basis and, prior to new sessions, offer an informational orientation for prospective parents.

Have an approved Adoptive Home Study – A Home Study is conducted by the Family Integrity Program for St. Johns County residence and will include background checks, financial statements, social, medical, and family histories.

For more information, please call (904) 209-6131.

St. Johns County Adoptable Children

Meet Isaiah

Isaiah is a sweet teen that is ready to have a fresh start with a forever family. Like most teenage boys, Isiah is interested in playing sports, playing video games, listening to music and talking to girls. Isiah has a good head on his shoulders, he does well in school, is motivated to get a job and has good social skills once he is comfortable with the person. Isiah is a young gentleman that uses manners and has patience with kids and enjoys playing with them. Isiah is open to getting to know a family that will look past his history and start a fresh journey with him as he continues to grow and mature. A family should also be open to maintaining current mental health services in place and be willing to add or adjust services as recommended.

Please contact 904-209-6113 if you are interested in learning more about Isaiah.

 

The Family Integrity Program is a contracted child placement provider for the Department of Children and Families, License #100026974.

Meet John

John is a handsome blue eyed young man. He enjoys playing video games on any gaming system but also likes to spend time outside riding his bike, playing football or basketball and swimming. He does well in school when he is motivated to do so and his grades reflect it when he puts forth the effort.

John would benefit from a two parent household with either no children or older teen/adult children. When meeting John for the first time, he can come across shy and quiet but when getting to know him, he comes out of his shell and can be talkative on many subjects. As the typical pre-teen, he can tend to test boundaries and become territorial over things such as object or people. When he feels the reassurance of adults, these behaviors tend to minimize.

Please contact 904-209-6113 if you are interested in learning more about John.

The Family Integrity Program is a contracted child placement provider for the Department of Children and Families, License #100026974.

Meet Hunter

Hunter is a sweet and lovable eleven year old male. Hunter needs a patient, loving and committed family to help him meet his many challenges. Although he does not see or speak, he responds to sound and touch. Though he does not walk, he can scoot around on the floor when sitting or laying down, and can also crawl.  He loves to giggle and make silly sounds and he is very flexible! He also enjoys rocking in his little rocking chair. Hunter has an adorable laugh, a sweet smile and a zillion goofy looks. He enjoys feeling the wind on his face and loves to be held.

Hunter receives physical, occupational and speech therapies and continues to benefit significantly from these services. It will be important for Hunter’s adoptive parents to have ready access to a full-service children’s hospital and local in-home medical services. A parent needs to be familiar with the complexities of Hunter’s day-to-day care.

Please contact 904-209-6113 if you are interested in learning more about Hunter.

The Family Integrity Program is a contracted child placement provider for the Department of Children and Families, License #100026974.

Meet Gage

Gage is an exceptional 15 year old boy that has many talents and skills. He takes pleasure in playing the piano, guitar and drums as well as writing his own music. Gage has been described as polite, respectful and is more reserved in his demeanor; he strives to be more self-reliant. He also enjoys cooking, weight lifting and playing football and basketball. He is motivated to do well and this shows through not only his academics but also his dedication to maintaining a job and helping others. Gage plans to attend college and earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Music.

Gage has a large support system and many of these people are family members. It’s important to Gage that he is able to continue to maintain contact with these people while being with a family that also wants what’s in his best interest. When discussing family type with Gage, he mentioned a few things that he would make him feel comfortable in the home which are, a family that isn’t extremely strict but understands the need for rules and boundaries, and older child in the home or no other children, someone that plays a musical instrument; if not then a family that will allow him to enjoy his music hobby and hope they also enjoy it. Gage also likes to cook! He would be a huge help in the kitchen when preparing daily meals or meals for the holidays.