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Lakeland Adoption Lawyer

Experienced Polk County Adoption Attorney

Parents with adopted child

The adoption process can be extremely complicated, which is why it is imperative you retain the services of a legal professional to make sure the entire process is executed smoothly. Even the smallest oversight can delay the adoption process. Seek my firm for experienced counsel and dedicated adoption services.

As a Lakeland adoption lawyer, I can help you create a unique adoption plan that reflects your specific goals. Adoptions typically involve numerous rules and regulations, and a tremendous amount of paperwork. As a professional who has facilitated many adoptions, you can trust me to do all the work for you. My team at Advocate Law Firm, P.A. can provide you with the high-quality legal services you need and deserve.

Seeking in an adoption in Bartow, Lakeland, or surrounding areas of Polk County? Our team of lawyers can help. Contact us online or call (863) 644-5566 today to learn more!

Our Lakeland Adoption Attorneys are Ready to Help

My firm handles all kinds of adoption-related cases including the following:

  • Adult adoptions
  • Closed adoptions
  • DCF adoptions
  • Florida foster care system adoptions
  • International adoptions
  • Grandparent adoptions
  • Open adoptions
  • Relative adoptions
  • State adoptions
  • Stepparent adoptions

Interested in a free case review? Contact us online or by calling (863) 644-5566today!

How is an adoption legalized?

Under Florida law, any individual can be legally adopted. If a child is 12 years of age or older, his or her consent is needed, unless the court dispenses of this with the best interests of the child in mind.

Other parties that must provide proper written consent for adoption include:

  • The birth mother
  • The birth father
  • Any person lawfully entitled to custody of the minor

Adoptive parents are not eligible to finalize their adoption until 90 days after placement of the child in their home or 30 days after the judgment terminating parental rights (whichever occurs later).

Discuss your adoption plans in a free consultation!

When it comes to Florida adoption laws, there are countless legal guidelines and procedures you must follow, and you are likely to encounter obstacles and uncertainties throughout the process. Whether you are unable to have children and wish to adopt or interested in growing your family through international adoption, I can help. Make this process a lot less stressful by retaining my tried-and-true services.

Benefit from my more than 20 years of legal experience in this field. When you choose to retain the services of Advocate Law Firm, P.A. you can rest assured that you will receive the highest standard of legal care. We offer services in English and Spanish.

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