Please join us at our Third Annual Gems & Jeans Ball. Help us celebrate National Adoption Month. Today at the Hillsborough County Courthouse our staff witnessed families celebrating adoption by finalizing children into their Forever Families. It was truly something to special! Help us continue the celebration of National Adoption Month by joining us next […]
Adoptive and Foster Family Services
The Sylvia Thomas Center is for families in Hillsborough County who have:Already adopted
Thinking about adopting
Or in the process of adopting a child
Many Adoptive or Foster Families were in crisis and didn't know what to do next before receiving help from the Sylvia Thomas Center. This nonprofit agency has worked with hundreds of families by providing needed support for challenges, problems and issues that are unique to adopted children. Always free of charge and always confidential.
If you are Adoptive or Foster Families contact us for support.
Please donate or volunteer to help us provide the vital services that will help Adoptive or Foster Families stay together - we call them Forever Families.
Forever FamiliesThe majority of people don't understand most adopted and foster children conceal perceptions of abandonment and may have other unresolved issues. These issues surface after trust is established with the adoptive parents and a long time after the adoption is finalized.
Sylvia Thomas Center can help by providing a variety of services for family in crisis. These may include: case management, counseling, support groups, therapy, referrals, information, and respite for families needing a break to re-energize.
Our goal is to promote family permanency and improve the family's ability to deal with problems and remain an intact. We simply want each adoptive family to be a Forever Family, where there is love and support from outside sources, as well as, within the family.
Please donate to help us fulfill our mission to keep Adoptive and Foster Families intact, healthy, loving and forever.
Recent News Articles
Children’s Board Heart Gallery Tampa Bay Sylvia Thomas Center is a strong supporter of placement of children available for adoption. The awesome child of the month looking to belong to a loving family is featured below. This is a wonderful opportunity for both the prospective adoptive family and the child to gain new experiences that […]
A Quick Review of the Royal Highness Race? A competition to crown the Princess or Prince of Brandon based upon which candidate raises the most money for the Sylvia Thomas Center over a 30-day time period. This will be a unique, large-scale, fun, quality special event engaging a large portion of the community and generating […]
Sylvia Thomas Center has a new website to better serve our adoptive families, sponsors, contributors and volunteers. This website uses the latest technology using a Content Management System, (CMS) as our core platform. This website approach allows the Sylvia Thomas Center staff to change content and and publish new content quickly (without the need of […]