I truly believe that the heavens gave three gifts the day our daughter was conceived. The first gift was to her. It was the gift that put her on the path to us. A family who is absolutely and completely in love with her. Who celebrates every milestone and works through every hiccup. A family who can provide her with stability and opportunity. The second gift was to us. She is the most treasured of gifts and we are so joyous to have her in our family. Again, to articulate is difficult for me as she is so amazing and our feelings are so overwhelming. The third is a gift to her birth mother. I am not sure what this gift looks like but I know that she was shone down upon. Perhaps the ability to move forward with her life, to make decisions that positively affect her future…I don’t know.
Andy & Sarah
We had a wonderful experience with Heart of Adoptions. Adoption is a complicated process and Heart of Adoptions took care of everything, from giving us information before we decided on an agency, to matching us with our son’s birth family, to finalization. Everyone we spoke with at the agency really cared about us. They were always fast to respond to either phone calls or e-mails and always answered our questions fully, honestly and quickly. We truly believe that our son was meant to be part of our family, and Heart of Adoptions helped us find him.
Vilma & Kelly
A million times thank you! A few years ago, we could not have imagined that we would be the parents of two happy, healthy, beautiful children. Not only did the process of adoption seem treacherous and confusing, but we also faced (what we believed at the time) the additional challenge of being a same-sex couple in Florida.
Until recently, the law in Florida prevented us from moving forward with our plans to have a family. Because of that we questioned: Who would choose us? Who would understand us? Who would acknowledge we were like every other loving couple in the world who wanted to start a family? Because our desire to start our family was so strong, we thought about moving to a state that would acknowledge us as a couple and permit us to adopt—a prospect that would undoubtedly prove to be very complicated, emotionally charged, and financially taxing on us.
Needless to say, the odds seemed stacked against us, and at times we questioned if we would ever be blessed with a family. Then the most wondrous thing happened: two cases prompted a change in Florida law, making it possible for us to adopt. And when the law changed to permit same-sex adoption, Heart of Adoptions was the first call we made.
We knew of the agency by reputation and felt that HOA would offer us the best chance for success. We were not disappointed. The staff proved to be compassionate, supportive, and well-versed on the particular challenges we might face. To our complete surprise and absolute delight, we were matched with a birth mother within four months of completing our application. The placement and adoption finalization for our son soon followed. The birth and adoption of our daughter came about a year and a half later, and, to our amazement, was just as smooth. To say that we are the happiest we’ve ever been would still somehow be an understatement. We feel truly blessed and grateful every day for our good fortune. Thank you so much for helping us realize our dream!
Vilma and Kelly
Jeff, Scott, & Family
It is hard to believe that 26 months ago, my husband Scott and I were taking our first, tentative steps toward parenthood. We were planning to “foster to adopt” through the State of Florida, when we were unexpectedly introduced to Heart of Adoptions. We were met with enthusiastic encouragement and open arms right from the start! We have felt nothing but complete support from everyone in the organization and can’t say enough good things about Heart of Adoptions’ courage and commitment to help us make our family a reality.
Our adoption story has been an amazing one (even to us), with unpredictable challenges, but even greater rewards. We have such love and gratitude for the wonderful people who gave our children life, and we share that with our children every day. Our children will know that their placements were a result of the abundant love that was felt for them by everyone involved, including the wonderful people at Heart of Adoptions.
We have nothing but love, respect and admiration for the men and women at Heart of Adoptions, and if you are looking for a way to create your own family, we recommend Heart of Adoptions to you without any hesitation.
Wendi & Amy
Heart of Adoptions was a phenomenal adoption agency to work with. From the orientation meeting to the day our daughter’s adoption was finalized, we felt that HOA truly cared about us and our adoption journey. I found HOA to be an honorable agency which made every effort to match birth parents and adoptive parents in a way that was respectful for all. In a profession where people’s lives and hearts are involved, it is of utmost importance that you feel/think that the agency is reputable, dependable, and compassionate. We never doubted that HOA possessed all three of these qualities… even through the hard times (when birthmothers changed their minds and chose to parent instead). The reality is, that in the realm of adoption there are no guarantees… but I truly believed throughout our entire process (from home-study, to waiting, to matching, to holding our baby girl for the first time) that HOA was there for us, assuring us that our child would come to us when the time was right. And she did.
Jodie & Jeff
It has been an emotional journey and learning experience amd it turned out so wonderful!! We really appreciate your help through the process.
Can & Sarah
We have been extremely impressed with their Professionalism, their care & attention, and their excellence at what they do- we would absolutely return to them for another adoption and are SO thankful for the many ways they worked to expedite & attend to the needs of our case. Because of our experience with Heart od Adoptions and the team there, we can confidently recommend the agency to others hoping to grow their families through adoption!
Jennifer and Xavier (Proud parents of Gael and Gabriella)
“We are appreciative of the efficient and caring team of workers you have at Heart of Adoptions. This is our second adoption through your agency and we have been very pleased with the professionalism and personalized treatment we have received. The staff has consistently been responsive, prompt and competent in resolving any and all issues that arose (which is not always an easy task!).”
“I honestly cannot remember the last time I have worked with anyone as professional and efficient as your caseworkers. You went above and beyond your obligations many times both pre and post birth and even after the finalization, and are still responsive when we have a question. You were there for a very complicated situation every step of the way. Every time we had a doubt, you found the answer.”
“We wholeheartedly thank the staff at Heart of Adoptions for everything you have done for both of our beautiful, thriving children. Without you, we wouldn’t be enjoying our blessings as we are.”
Jenn and Cory
My husband and I chose Heart of Adoptions to handle our domestic, private adoption in 2010. After researching several agencies, we felt confident that Heart of Adoptions would be an amazing resource and partner in this journey to finding our second child. They more than blew away our expectations. We are based out of Orlando, and the girls in the Orlando office were ALWAYS there to answer our questions. No question was ever too small or insignificant. Calling their office felt like calling a good friend. Nicole Moore, our lawyer at the office, still remains a common point of contact for everyday questions that occur, even now that we’ve been finalized for over a year! There is nothing they wouldn’t do or research to get you the answers you need. I also feel that they care very much for ALL parties involved. It’s easy to feel like there is more concern for the birth mom than there is for the adoptive parent at many agencies. But I feel like they know what it means to be on the other side of an adoption, and I don’t feel they would ever let an adoptive parent be taken advantage of. I would recommend them a million times over to my friends, family, and ANYONE who is considering an adoption… they are simply the best!