Camelot Community Care is pleased to provide the Adoption Support Program in Hillsborough County. This program that started in 2016, is made possible through the support of generous donors, as well as funding from the Florida Legislature, forming a unique public/private partnership that supports adoptive families. Throughout Hillsborough County, there are more than 3,000 families annually who have adopted from the Foster Care system and whose children are still under the age of 18.
The Adoption Support Program provides impactful community based programs to support adoptive parents and children. The philosophy of the program is to bring services to families where they live. The most important part of the program will be geographically based support groups led by adoptive parents. Research has shown that adoptive parents are more likely to seek support and guidance from other adoptive parents who share similar experiences. Additional services provided by the program will be behavioral health services, respite and training. All staff in the program will be trained as adoption competent providers who understand the unique circumstances of adoptive families.
In addition, this program will focus on pre and post adoption services to families who have adopted privately, out of state, or from foster care and live in Hillsborough County. Services are trauma informed wrap around that include, but aren't limited to, in-home family counseling, referrals to services, educational advocacy, and a bridge to case management and the lead agency in our area.
Interested in becoming involved in the support groups and this program?
Please contact Krista Eckhoff at email@example.com or complete the interest form below and someone from our team will reach out to you regarding becoming involved.