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St. Augustine Adoption Lawyer

Let Us Help You Expand Your Loving Family

Adoption is one of the most joyous and rewarding experiences in life. To make sure that the child will live in a positive and stable household, there are many legal obstacles prospective parents must overcome to make an addition to their family, including filing an extensive amount of paperwork and being interviewed by socials workers.

At Owenby Law, P.A., we are committed to guiding you through the adoption process and helping you make an addition to their family. Our St. Augustine adoption attorneys work with prospective adoptive parents and birth parents, extended family members, and adoption agencies to ensure adoption goes as smoothly as possible without significant stress.

Our firm handles the following types of adoptions:

Florida Adoption Process

According to Florida law, any person can be legally adopted. If a child is 12 years old or above, his/her consent is required, unless the court determines it is in the best interests of the child.

Adoption agencies and home study professionals want to ensure you can provide care for the child. Factors such as you and/your spouse’s physical and mental health, financial stability, and being emotionally prepared for the adoption.

Our St. Augustine adoption lawyer can handle the following:

  • Match qualified adoptive parents with birth parents
  • Create adoption plans for adoptive parents who are already matched with birth parents
  • Obtain the birth parents’ medical information and background checks
  • Placement of a newborn child with adoptive parents
  • Placement of a foster child with adoptive parents
  • Placement of a minor child with relatives

In general, the average waiting period for matching with a birth parent is between six and 18 months. Adoptive parents are not allowed to finalize their adoption until 90 days after the child is placed in their home or 30 days after the judge terminates the parental rights of the birth parents.

Ready to Start the Process Today!

If you are ready to expand your loving family, discuss your case with a St. Augustine adoption lawyer at Owenby Law, P.A. With more than 19 years of experience, we have helped thousands of clients resolve a wide range of family law matters. We won’t treat you as just another case number because we care deeply about helping families and children.

For more information about adoption in St. Augustine, contact us and schedule a free initial consultation today.

The Benefits of Hiring Owenby Law, P.A.

  • Free Initial Consultations
  • Successfully Handled Thousands of Cases
  • Backed by Over 19 Years of Experience
  • Personalized, Results-Oriented Representation
  • A Team of Compassionate Advocates On Your Side
  • Flexible Payment Plans Available