The Emotional and Financial Cost of Misinformation in Family Adoptions

Grandparents Adopting in Florida

THE HIGH COST OF MISINFORMATION PRO SE (NON-LAWYER) ADOPTIONS IN FLORIDA If I were given the task of picking the one thing that most adversely affects pro se petitioners filing cases in the Florida Courts, it would have to be, hands down, the issue of misinformation.  The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines misinformation as “incorrect or misleading … Read more

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

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

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

Florida Grandchild, Relative and Adult Adoptions

Nonlawyer Options for Adopting Grandchildren, Relatives, Stepchildren, and Adults Para ver en Español – Oprima Aquí Adoption is our passion.  Here is our promise from our family to yours: No matter where you live in Florida, we will work with you and your family to properly prepare all of the documents and forms necessary for … Read more