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.
Support Every Step of the Adoption Process
At Zisser Family Law, we understand that the adoption process can be complex and overwhelming. That's why our team of experienced adoption attorneys is here to provide you with comprehensive legal services and support every step of the way.
When you choose us as your adoption partner, you can expect:
- Expert guidance: Our adoption attorneys have a deep understanding of the adoption laws and regulations in Jacksonville, FL. We will guide you through the entire process, ensuring that you have all the necessary information and documentation.
- Personalized assistance: We know that every adoption case is unique, and we treat each client with the individual attention they deserve. Our attorneys will work closely with you to understand your specific needs and goals, tailoring our services to meet them.
- Connections to resources: Over the years, we have built strong relationships with adoption agencies, social workers, and other professionals in the adoption field. We can connect you with these resources to help streamline your adoption journey.
- Emotional support: Adopting a child is a life-changing experience, and it can bring a mix of emotions. Our compassionate team will be there to provide emotional support and reassurance, ensuring that you feel confident and supported throughout the process.
- Post-adoption services: Our commitment to you doesn't end once the adoption is finalized. We offer post-adoption services to help you navigate any legal issues or challenges that may arise after the adoption, ensuring the stability and well-being of your new family.
With Zisser Family Law by your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that you have a dedicated team of professionals advocating for your rights and the best interests of the child. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards building your family through 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.