Adoption

For help with adoption, call a Palm Harbor & Clearwater attorney from Bill Beck Law at 727-493-4229 to schedule your free initial consultation.

Families are the anchor of society. If you have chosen to create your family or add to your family through adoption, an attorney can ensure the process is a happy and meaningful event. At Bill Beck Law, we bring families together through private adoptions, stepparent adoptions and adoptions handled through the Florida Department of Children and Family Services.

Are you interested in speaking with a lawyer about your adoption options? Call Bill Beck Law at 727-493-4229 to schedule your free initial consultation. You may also email usand we will be in touch with you promptly.

We can help you create your family through adoption

Our attorneys know this is an exciting time for you, your spouse and other family members. We strive to make the adoption process flow as smoothly as possible. We take great joy in assisting in this process. Bill Beck Law handles the following types of adoptions:

  • Private adoptions: Also known as closed adoptions, this type of adoption involves the birth mother agreeing to a couple adopting her child. The courts require several professionals to facilitate the adoption, including attorneys and social workers. We have built a solid working relationship with a local licensed social worker who does home studies, submits required paperwork and handles other requirements. Our firm coordinates all steps of the process from start to finish.
  • Stepparent/Relative adoptions: This type of adoption requires the termination of parental rights in favor of the stepparent or relative, including grandparents adopting the child. Termination of parental rights can be done in several ways.
  • Adoptions through the Florida Department of Children and Family Services:Our attorneys can help with the various administrative requirements involved in this type of adoption. Guardianship is initially awarded prior to the legal adoption, and parental rights must also be terminated.

In whatever way you choose to adopt, Bill Beck Law can help. Contact us to schedule your  free initial consultation.