Our Adoption Philosophy
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Our Adoption Philosophy
Project Patchwork, Inc. abides by all legal requirements mandated by state and federal laws. All families must meet certain standards set by the state of Florida. Through the home study process and gathering the pertinent information, these may disqualify a family from adopting. However, beyond these, we meet with each person or family on an individual basis and help discover together what the right fit is for the family. Beyond those rules and regulations, the following principles guide our adoption process:
When a woman comes to Patchwork pregnant, the first consideration of the staff is the overall wellbeing of the mother and the baby. The focus of any counseling offered during this initial stage is to ensure that the mother is prepared to make an informed choice regarding her pregnancy options. Patchwork will work with other community providers to refer pregnant women who may not wish to place their children for adoption. Thus, the focus is on ensuring that the mother is ready and competent to make a choice for adoption.
SAFE, LOVING HOMES
Patchwork is committed to recruiting families, raising awareness of the need for foster and adoptive homes, and training and supporting parents to provide safe, loving homes for children.
Patchwork works beyond just the immediate adoption placement to ensure that services are provided to adopted children, adoptive families, birth families, and their extended families and community to ensure adoption preservation.
Patchwork strives to make adoption affordable and to increase accessibility for all families.
Patchwork is committed to ensuring cultural competency, responsibility and connection for all families. As the adopted child develops, there will be unique needs and issues related to identity that may require support and nurturing. Patchwork provides culturally relevant and sensitive procedures and services from the adoption placement to long term support services that maintain connection with birthparents’ roots. This may be through providing families with the tools and training to have a better understanding of their child’s heritage.
Patchwork serves families regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability (including HIV status), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family responsibilities, marital status, or other unlawful factors.
Patchwork focuses much care and attention to matching children, birth families and adoptive families, in order to provide the most suitable adoptive placement.
If you are interested in learning more about our services, please contact us at (727) 824-0863 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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