Myths and Realities – Florida Pro Se Step-Parent, Relative, and Adult Adoptions

Pro Se Florida Adoptions Myths and Reality

Frequently we receive calls at Florida Family Adoptions where the pro se party has “heard” or has been “told” something about Florida adoptions that isn’t accurate.  I have compiled a list of the most common myths and realities, and I hope this will help others who are contemplating filing a pro se grandparent, relative, step-parent … Read more

Florida Pro Se Family Adoptions and Unlocated Birth Parents

Florida Relative Stepparent Adoption Forms

But I don’t know where they are! – When birth parents can’t be located. One of the most common scenarios we encounter at Florida Family Adoptions is when we get a call from a relative (mostly grandparents) wishing to adopt their grandchildren, but they don’t know where the biological parents are.  Unlocated parents can present … Read more

Relative and Stepparent Adoptions and the Florida Putative Father Registry

Florida Putative Father Registry

What Is the Florida Putative Father Registry? During the Adoption Reform Act of 2003, the State of Florida instituted the Putative Father Registry, which is established within the Florida Department of Health. In general terms, a putative father is defined as a man, whose relationship to a child has not been legally established but who … Read more

Nonlawyer Relative Adoptions and the Florida DCF

Florida DCF and Grandparent Adoption

You Want to Adopt, but DCF (Florida Department of Children and Families) has Sheltered or Placed your Grandchild or Relative in Foster Care? One of the most heartbreaking and common inquiries we receive at Florida Family Adoptions are relatives (usually grandparents) reaching out for help with filing a pro se Relative Adoption when the child … Read more

Adopciones

To Read in English – Click Here Opciones Sin Abogado Para Las Adopciones de Abuelos, Parientes y Padrastros en la Florida No importa dónde viva en Florida, nos reuniremos personalmente con usted para firmar sus formularios de adopción de parientes o padrastros, completos y debidamente preparados. Y eso es solo el comienzo. Proporcionamos notarizaciones gratuitas, … Read more

Court Access in Florida: The View from Two Perspectives

Pro Se Florida Relative Adoption Forms

COURT ACCESS IN FLORIDA:  THE VIEW FROM TWO PERSPECTIVES   Justice in Florida will be accessible, fair, effective, responsive, and accountable. ~ Vision of the Florida Judicial Branch – 2008 Over ten years ago, these words led the report from the Florida Supreme Court’s Commission on Trial Court Performance and Accountability addressing the issue of … Read more

Our Services

The Things We Do Best Click the Bullets for Detailed Information   PRIVATE ADOPTION UNDER CHAPTER 63 FS Florida Grandparent and Relative Adoption  Florida Stepparent Adoption  Florida Adult Adoption  DIVORCE Divorce With or Without Children/Property Annulment Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO) PATERNITY AND CUSTODY Florida Paternity Actions and Disestablishment of Paternity (Includes Unmarried Fathers Seeking … Read more

Grandparent Adoption, Step Parent Adoption & Relative Adoption in Florida – The Advantages of Becoming ONE Family

ADOPTION BY GRANDPARENTS AND STEP PARENTS IN FLORIDA I have previously blogged about the mechanics of Florida stepparent and relative adoptions and Florida grandparent adoption forms and Florida relative and stepparent adoption forms.  Now I’d like to take a little time to discuss the many advantages and benefits of a stepparent or grandparent adoption, both … Read more

A Customer’s Visit to the Law Library for Relative Adoption Forms

A woman in South Florida called the other day.  She wanted to file relative adoption forms in order to adopt her nephew, who she has raised since birth. As a pro se party (no attorney representation), she was having difficulty finding the proper Florida relative adoption forms necessary to bring her case to conclusion.  She … Read more