Adoption - Benjamin Law, P.A.

ADOPTING A CHILD WON’T CHANGE THE WORLD; BUT FOR THAT CHILD, THE WORLD WILL CHANGE

Benjamin Law, P.A. provides comprehensive legal guidance and strong advocacy to parents looking to explore their options with adoption. We evaluate your unique circumstances, explain all of your legal options, and guide you through every step of the adoption process.

We Assist Families With All Types Of Adoptions, Including:

  • Adult adoptions
  • Foster child adoptions
  • Relative adoptions
  • Step-parent adoptions
  • Grandparent adoptions
  • Foreign adoptions

Are you eligible to adopt a child?
In most cases, any Florida adult who lives and works in the state and shows the ability to care for a child may be allowed to adopt. While there are few universal requirements for a Florida state adoption, your adoption agency will often have their own rules about who can adopt. There are also many steps involved in any adoption decision, including a full criminal background check and a detailed analysis of your financial status.

Here are some of main requirements for a Florida adoption:

  • You must be a legal adult over the age of 18.
  • You must pass a required adoptive parent training class with the appropriate state agency.
  • You must complete a 90-day “home study” with a licensed clinical social worker and mental health professional.
  • You must pay any court fees and costs during the adoption process.

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Adoption - Benjamin Law, P.A.How much does it cost to file adoption papers in Florida?
On average, Florida courts charge between $350 and $450 in filing fees for adoption cases, but be sure to ask your local court for the most up-to-date information. Court fees are an often overlooked part of the adoption process- make sure you know how much the court requires.

Can the biological parents regain custody of the child?
If you are adopting a child in the state of Florida, then the biological parents will have terminated their rights to the child by the time they are put up for adoption. Biological parents also cannot take the child back once the adoption process has been finalized.

If you are ready to get started on the adoption process, take the first step by contacting Benjamin Law, P.A. We have clients throughout Florida with various family law matters, and now we are ready to do the same for you.

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