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
To adopt, you must:
Successfully complete MAPP training – We are the only agency in the county that may provide the MAPP (Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting) training required to be considered for a licensed home. The training consists of ten, three hour classes following a state-standard curriculum. We offer the MAPP 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.