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

Florida Online Parenting Class

Florida Online Parenting Class

The Florida Parenting Class Requirement Most everyone knows by now that if you are a party to a divorce with minor children or going through a paternity action, the State of Florida requires that you take an approved Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course of at least 4-hours.  This divorce parenting class is court-ordered in … 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

Florida Name Change

HOW DO I CHANGE MY NAME IN FLORIDA? Our customers often inquire,”How do I change my name in Florida?” and  “Where do I find Florida name change forms?” A name change in Florida is a straight forward process, and it doesn’t require a lawyer to accomplish. You will need to acquire the proper Florida name … 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

Temporary Custody by Extended Family Member

Obtaining Temporary Custody of Children in Florida Sometimes life takes a turn and puts you in situations that you did not anticipate.  One such life-changing event is when you find yourself acting as the parents of a child or children of another family member.  There are many reasons for such an arrangement, but you should … Read more

Florida Relative, Grandparent, Step parent, and Adult Adoption

Para ver en Español – Oprima Aquí Nonlawyer Options for Step Parent, Grandparent, Relative, and Adult Adoptions No matter where you live in Florida, we will meet with you personally to sign and notarize your properly prepared relative, step parent, or adult adoption documents.  And that’s just the beginning.   We will meet with other parties … Read more