December 23, 2020

Birth Mom Questions: What Kind of Adoption Is Best – Open, Closed, Semi-Open?

When planning to place a child for adoption, one of the most common concerns that expectant mothers have is which type of adoption is best for their needs. Closed and open adoptions both have their own benefits and drawbacks, which can make it difficult for you as a birth mother to determine which route you should take. That’s why it’s crucial to take the time to identify your personal goals and determine what you want to get out of the […]
December 14, 2020

Preparing Your Child for an Adoptive Sibling: Everything to Know

Adopting a child is a wonderful way to expand your family, but you have any other children in your home, you may find it difficult to explain what’s happening. Also, they may have a hard time understanding the changes. How can you help your child through the adoption process and build a strong sibling bond? Bringing in an adoptive sibling for your child doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some ways you can prepare your child for his or […]
November 30, 2020
birth mother holding belly

Birthmother Adoption Plan: What to Expect

What to Expect When You Are a Birth Mom You have taken the first big step and called me, an adoption attorney.  You are filled with all kinds of emotions – sadness for being in this situation, nervousness as to what will happen these next few months, grief for carrying a child you may not know, and curiosity as to the adoptive family that you get to pick, just to name a few.  As you begin this journey, know that […]
August 1, 2018

Adoptive Parents: Taking the First Steps

Before you can be considered as prospective adoptive parents, you must complete a home study. A home study determines the suitability of the intended adoptive parents by assessing the various aspects of your home in regard to an adoption. A qualified Home Study Provider who is licensed in the state of Florida must complete the home study, and the study is valid for one year after the date after its completion. A child cannot be placed in a home until […]
August 1, 2018

Why It’s Important to Have an Adoption Attorney

An adoption attorney is a lawyer who assists you during the placement of a child and guides you throughout the process. Having an adoption attorney is crucial for anyone seeking to adopt because there are many steps throughout the adoption process, steps that can seem complicated and confusing at times. An adoption attorney will not only help you navigate the various steps but also help you better understand the steps as well. The state of Florida has twenty different circuits, […]