Community Resources

Foster/Adoptive Parent Recruitment Line: 866-233-0790

Local/State Foster Care Resources

211 Tampa Bay (Pinellas County)
Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas
Pasco County Foster/Adoptive Parent Association
Pinellas County Foster/Adoptive Parent Association

Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association
Florida Child Care Information
Florida Department of Children and Families
Florida Administrative Code – Substitute Care of Children (65C-13)
Florida Statutes – Proceedings Related to Children (Chapter 39)
Florida’s Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practices
Florida Network of Youth and Family Services Website
Florida Medicaid
Florida Medicaid Preferred Drug List (PDL)
Foster Parent Allegation Support Team (F.A.S.T.)
Medicaid Pediatric Dental Providers

For additional foster care resources, please visit our Foster page.

Local/State Adoption Resources

Heart Gallery of Pinellas and Pasco
Pasco County Foster/Adoptive Parent Association
Pinellas County Foster/Adoptive Parent Association
Sylvia Thomas Center
Licensed Mental Health Professionals by County Who Are Adoption Competent

Adopt Florida
Florida Adoption Council
Florida Adoption Information Center
Florida Adoption Reunion Registry (FARR)
Florida Heart Galleries
One Church One Child

Eckerd Adoption Support

For families who have adopted or are in the process of adopting children from the foster care system in Florida’s Pinellas or Pasco counties:

Adoption Payments, Medicaid, Tuition Waivers & Change of Address Inquiries
Holly Way — (727) 456-0600, ext. 2274

Adoption Services & Support Inquiries
Pam Beaver — (727) 456-0600, ext. 2204
Susanne Campbell — (727) 456-0600, ext. 2186

Adoption Support Groups

Assistance & Support for Adoptive Parents
High Point Family Center
5812 150th Avenue North
Clearwater, FL
Meets 4th Monday of Month / 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Child care offered

North County Adoption Connect
1825 South Pinellas Avenue, Suite 103
Tarpon Springs, FL
P 727-543-4303
Meets 4th Wednesday of the Month / 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Concurrent music and art therapy for children offered

Pinellas Council on Adoptable Children
Sanderlin Center
2335 22nd Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL
P 727-776-1084
Meets 3rd Monday of the Month

Sylvia Thomas Center for Adoption & Foster Families
500 Lithia Pinecrest Road
Brandon, Florida 33511
P 813-651-3150

For additional adoption resources, please visit our Adopt page.