Post-Adoption Support

Brevard Family Partnership provides after-adoption support in the form of:

  • Follow-up counseling;
  • a monthly stipend; and
  • child-specific support, as needed.

In addition, children adopted out of foster care are eligible for Medicaid until the age of 18 and also eligible for tuition exemption for four years at a Florida State college, university or vocational school.

There may be more services and programs available to you and your adoptive child. Our post-adoption services are provided by the Post Adoption Support Coordinator at Brevard C.A.R.E.S, Kristin Pirozzi, by email at or by phone at 321-632-2737.  In addition, you can reach the Community Services Manager, Heather Howlett, by email at or by phone at 321-632-2737 x 1006.

Note: There is a post adoption support group that meets every first Tuesday of the month at the Brevard C.A.R.E.S. resource center from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Light refreshments and drinks are served, with activities for kids. Please join us!

Support Groups: Space Coast Foster and Adoptive Families Alliance