Adoptions can be an emotional and complicated process. If you are considering adoption, it is important to consult with an experienced Florida adoption attorney to obtain the guidance and support you need.
With decades of combined experience, the Family Law attorneys at Kelley Kronenberg are deeply familiar with Florida’s relative and stepparent adoption laws and requirements. We are aware of the challenges and legal barriers you may face and are available to answer all your questions. From the petition for adoption to termination of parental rights, our attorneys will guide you through the adoption process, step by step. We understand that no two families are the same. That is why we focus on providing individualized legal services to adoptive parents and families tailored to meet your specific and unique needs.
Like all families, all adoptions are different. Adoptions can be simplified in cases where both parents consent. However, the process can become complicated if one parent does not consent or their whereabouts are unknown. In these situations, our attorneys can offer comprehensive and specialized advice. We can help you understand your legal options and the requirements for adoption in Florida.
Unfortunately, there are instances in which a child’s biological parents may not be the best parents, or they are not available to actively and adequately care for their child. In these situations, the child’s family members can step in and adopt the child through relative adoption, commonly referred to as familial or kinship adoption.
In Florida, a relative adoption is adoption by a person related to the child, usually a grandparent, uncle, aunt, or sibling. The legal process grants the family member full legal parental rights over the child.
Stepparent adoption is where a married stepparent adopts their spouse’s child. It legalizes the parental relationship between the stepparent and the child’s biological parents and grants the stepparent full and equal parental rights over the stepchild.
Florida’s adoptions laws can be complicated and require the dedication of an experienced and compassionate attorney. Our adoption attorneys have decades of combined experience handling complex family law matters throughout Florida. We will work diligently to help you quickly and efficiently identify and resolve any issues that may arise.
We understand how emotional adoptions can be and are committed to achieving the results you want with as little conflict as possible. Call us today to schedule your initial no-cost confidential consultation to discuss your adoption.