Grow Your Family through Foster Care Adoption
Do I Need an Attorney to Adopt?
Foster Care Adoption Offers Benefits and Ongoing Support for Families including:
Florida Adoption Process
Florida requires those interested in adopting a child to have a home study and inspection. It is an assessment of the prospective family to evaluate the health, financial status, and background to ensure their eligibility. Background checks are done to check for any history of criminal convictions, child abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. A counselor meets with the prospective adoptive parents to assess their motivations for adoption and their emotional stability. These prospective parents must attend the Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting, a training course offered by Florida, and the Parents’ Resources for Information Development Education preparation class. At the final adoption hearing, the judge awards the adoptive parents’ parental rights of a child.
Contact Family Law Attorneys that Care
Choosing to adopt is an exciting step in a family’s journey, but many challenges and overwhelming emotions can arise. If you plan to adopt or have already started the process, contact the Downer Law for a thorough review of your options. Our knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys can assist you through the process.