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Our three attorneys have more than 75 years of combined experience in the practice of law. More than 60 of those years have been spent focusing on the practice of adoption law. We provide services for the following: Birth Mothers: We understand that with an unplanned pregnancy, you are faced with conflicting emotions and difficult decisions. We also understand that you want to do what is best for you and your child. A positive alternative to abortion, adoption is a loving, courageous, and selfless act. It enables you to give your child a secure and stable life of opportunities and advantages, for which your child will forever be grateful. We will provide you with free, compassionate support and guidance throughout the process. Prospective Adoptive Parents: We represent and assist adoptive parents in all types of adoptions, from the initial free telephone consultation or e-mail through finalization of the adoption. Our fees are usually lower than those of non-profit adoption agencies. Non-Relative/Private Intermediary Adoptions: The majority of our adoptions involve placing newborn infants with adoptive parents who have no blood relationship to the child. These are called non-relative placements, or intermediary adoptions. Our goal is to avoid foster care and place every newborn directly from the hospital into a loving and secure two-parent home. Interstate Adoptions: We process adoptions for Florida adoptive parents wanting to adopt a child who is born or residing in a different state. We also handle adoptions for out-of-state residents desiring to adopt a Florida child. Stepparent & Relative Adoptions: These include adoptions of stepchildren, grandchildren and other relatives, and usually involve children who already have a warm, loving bond with the adopting stepparent or relative(s). The adoption gives formal legal status to the emotional bond that already exists. It also provides the child with a secure, permanent home and certain legal protections and financial benefits. Foster Child Adoptions: These cases involve the adoption of children in the Florida foster care system. We assist foster parents in adopting foster children who have been placed in their home. We also assist birth parents who want to have their child immediately removed from the state foster care system and privately adopted by a relative or other adoptive family selected by the child's birth parents. Adult Adoptions: In these adoptions the person being adopted is an adult. Foreign Adoptions: We assist adoptive parents who have already adopted a child in a foreign country by re-finalizing or domesticating the foreign adoption in Florida, and obtaining a new birth certificate issued by the State of Florida.
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We handle all types of adoptions, including non-relative (Florida and interstate), stepparent, relative, foster child, adult and foreign. Please contact us by e-mail or call toll free at 800-708-8888 to arrange a consultation.
Our main office is located in Shalimar, Florida. We have satellite offices in Pensacola, Florida and Panama City, Florida.
Member - American Academy OF Adoption Attorneys President and Director - Florida Adoption Council President and Director - Florida Association of Adoption Lawyers
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