"No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?” — Lee Iacocca
There are thousands of children in Florida who unfortunately feel unloved, worthless and unwanted, as they travel between foster homes or family members who cannot offer them a permanent home. According to the Florida Department of Children and Families, there are nearly 23,000 children and young adults in Out-of-Home Care as of January 2020. That fact breaks our hearts.
For this reason, we truly admire and respect men and women who open their hearts and homes to children who have been abandoned, abused, neglected or forgotten by their birth parents. Not only do we respect their dedication and capacity for love, but for their courage in embarking on the process of adoption, which is no small task.
Work with Experienced Florida Adoption Attorneys
The legal process of adoption can be overwhelming. To better understand the steps you need to take and expectations to have along the way, it’s essential that you rely on the support, guidance, and expertise of knowledgeable adoption attorneys. No matter what type of adoption you’re seeking to accomplish, Fournier Law, based in Tallahassee, is here to help.
Types of Adoption in Florida
Do you know which type of adoption is right for you and your family? There are four types of adoption recognized in Florida:
- Entity Adoption (an agency or intermediary-facilitated adoption)
- Step-parent Adoption
- Close Relative Adoption
- Adult Adoption
While adult adoptions do occur, they are generally less frequent and due to the maturity of the person being adopted, do not require the consent of the biological parents. The adoption of minor children, however, does — and, because of that, the process can be daunting. By choosing to work with an experienced adoption attorney at Fournier Law, you will have a supportive legal advocate guiding you towards a successful, joyous outcome.