Handling Foster Child Adoptions in Florida
Adoption Lawyers in Jacksonville, FL Assisting Foster Parents
When foster parents to minor children decide that they would like to make
their arrangements permanent and file for formal
adoption, it can be a wonderful thing for all parties involved. In most cases,
the family courts in places like Duval and Clay County favor this type
of permanent commitment to parenting—especially since the existing
foster care arrangement can provide valuable insight.
However, foster parent adoptions in Florida are not automatic, and it is
always beneficial to employ the services of a family law attorney who
is experienced in adoptions in the state of Florida. The Jacksonville
adoption attorneys at Owenby Law, P.A. represent individuals and couples
who are interested in moving from being foster parents to adoptive parents.
Ready to get started? Ask for a consultation when you call us at (904) 770-3141!
What Are the Requirements?
If you are a foster parent who is considering adoption, you probably will
not be surprised that you will have to meet additional qualifications
similar to those involved in becoming a foster parent in order to formally
adopt a minor child. Adoptions can take six to eight months, and this
period is very stressful for many foster parents.
In some cases, in addition to the Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting
(MAPP) course that you completed to become a foster parent, you may have to:
- Complete the Parents' Resources for Information Development Education
(PRIDE) preparation class
- Undergo a home inspection to obtain your license to adopt
Owenby Law, P.A.: Providing Complete Adoption Guidance
At Owenby Law, P.A., our family law attorneys strive to ensure that the
adoption process goes as smoothly as possible. We understand the apprehension
that you are feeling with regard to the adoption of the foster child you
already know and love. Our lawyers have an outstanding track record of
successful adoptions, many of which started with foster care relationships.
When you retain the services of one of our adoption lawyers, you will
be advised during every step of the process and can rest assured that
your case is being handled professionally and competently.
To learn more about foster child adoptions, contact us at your earliest convenience.