Angel Flight West

Angel Flight West provides free transportation for the medical treatment of people who cannot afford public transportation, or who cannot tolerate it for health reasons. Angel Flight West accepts requests from individuals or health care professionals such as social workers and physicians.

You can also call Angel Flight West toll- free at (888) 4-AN-ANGEL, or (888) 426-2643. If you need transportation outside the Western States, you can obtain a referral to another similar organization in your area by contacting Angel Flight America’s National Patient Travel Center at (800) 296-1217, or visit their website at

Protravel International Inc.

Contact Nancy Kay Streiter at [email protected] or call toll free at (800) 683 0720 for assistance with your travel needs. Be sure to mention your travel is adoption related to receive discounted rates. You may also visit Protravel’s website at

BabyQuip, Inc.

BabyQuip helps families pack light and travel happy to hundreds of destinations in the U.S. and Canada. Powered by a trusted community of trained, insured and amazing independent quality providers. BabyQuip delivers and sets up clean, quality, baby gear at a family’s hotel, vacation rental, or private residence.

Discount Airfare

Many major airlines allow discounts for families adopting children overseas. Be sure to inquire when calling for reservations. Some airlines give discounts as much as 65% off coach rates and also allow late, last minute reservations without penalty. Flights can also be rescheduled or cancelled at no cost. Families are encouraged to negotiate with the airline, since many offer even deeper discounts for adoption situations.

Heart of Adoptions, Inc. Negotiated Hotel Accommodations

Courtyard Marriott / Downtown Tampa (pdf)
They have roll away cribs and they offer a free shuttle to TGH for their guests.
*When booking at the Courtyard Marriott please mention that you would like the TGH/ Heart of Adoptions rate.

Courtyard Marriott Tampa/Brandon (pdf)

*When booking at the Courtyard Marriott Tampa/Brandon call the direct line listed on the flyer but remember to ask for th Tampa General Hospital (TGH) rates.

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Tampa Airport Westshore (pdf)
Residence Inn by Marriott – Tampa Airport Westshore (pdf)
*When booking at Homewood Suites or the Residence Inn please mention that you would like the Heart of Adoptions rate.

Airline Restictions for Flying with Newborn

It appears there is quite a variance in the regulations of different airlines for flying with a newborn (with some having age restrictions for flying and some requiring physician’s approval). The policies and websites are prone to change so we definitely advise adoptive parents call the airline prior to departure, and get required documentation at the 1st pediatrician appointment upon release from hospital. To help get you started here are a few links to the more popular airlines.

Southwest: 14 days and under requires medical approval

Delta: 7 days and under need approval

United: No infants 7 days and younger can fly

Usairways: Accepts 2 days old and up

American Airlines: Infants after 2 days old

Frontier: Can’t travel til 7 days old


Find a place, reserve it, and coordinate details with your host. Search for places by specific characteristics like neighborhood or room type, length of time needed, etc. This is a great alternative to hotels so you have all the conveniences of a ‘home’ without being in your own.

Open Arms Foundation provides housing for out of town families that have a child with medical needs, such as a NICU stay, free of charge. Contact Beth Johnson for more information at 901-435-5395 or [email protected].

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Downtown Tampa AirBnb

2 Bedroom, 1 bath AirBnb right in downtown Tampa, just minutes from the main hospitals!

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