Adoption can give a child in need a safe home with a loving family. However, adoption can be a protracted and heavily involved process, involving many laws and regulations. At Zisser Family Law, we can help you navigate the legal landscape to ensure your newest family member has a smooth transition into your household.
Our Comprehensive Legal Services for Adopting Parents
Adoption matters involve a variety of facts and circumstances that can affect how parents should legally approach the process. Each case is different, and we offer personalized legal services custom-tailored to you and your family’s needs.
We provide a broad range of legal services for adoption matters, including:
- Step-parent adoption
- Grandparent adoption
- International adoption
- Agency adoption
- Open and closed adoptions
Biological Parental Rights in Florida
One of the preconditions to legally adopting a child is terminating the parental rights of the biological parents. Parental rights may be determined through parentage court proceedings.
In simple adoption cases, a proceeding for terminating the parental rights of the biological parents is often uncontested. However, more complicated adoptions, such as step-parent, grandparent, and agency adoptions, may require legal representation from an adoption attorney with a sophisticated understanding of Florida adoption laws.
Can You Adopt Someone Over 18 in Florida?
In Florida, any consenting person who is over 18 years old may be adopted by another adult. Florida does not have an upper age limit requirement for adoption.
Consult an Experienced Jacksonville Adoption Lawyer
Adopting a child can involve complex legal issues, depending on the circumstances. That is why it is in you and your family’s best interest to consult a qualified Jacksonville family law attorney with experience in adoption matters. At Zisser Family Law, we offer years of legal experience with a commitment to compassionate legal representation.