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The Florida adoption process

When Florida parents make the decision to adopt a child, they must take the steps to legally gain custody. This adoption process can be very difficult, especially for those who are not familiar with the legal system. Where does one even begin?

Potential parents considering adoption later in life

At one time in history, adopting a child was a very regulated process. In most cases, in order to be considered for adoption, one had to have a spouse, had to be the same race as the child, had to have a certain income, and it all needed to be done before a certain age. That is no longer the case. Now, there are more and more single, mixed-race, middle-class potential adoptive parents than ever before in Florida and other states. And many of them are much older than expected.

American families look to foster children for adoption choice

According to a recent report, more and more American families are choosing to make foster kids a permanent part of their families. When it comes time to make a decision about adoption, more parents are looking at the option of allowing foster children into their homes. There are many of these children in Florida looking for somewhere to grow roots and spread wings.

Florida opiod epidemic leaving kids in need of adoption

Many parents in the state have found themselves unable to care for their own children because of drug abuse. It has become such a large epidemic that there is now a name for the kids from these situations. They are known as Florida's opioid orphans, and many of them may be in desperate need of adoption.

Adoption advocate has helped find homes for over 200 children

A man whose wife was adopted at the age of 6 months has come to be known as an advocate for adoption. It all started in Florida in Jan. 2005 when six babies who were about to be born needed permanent homes. The man's wife of just 11 months volunteered herself and her husband, and together, they arranged for the adoption.

Adoption of 7 kid gives only child new siblings

One set of parents has made the decision to adopt seven siblings, taking their biological son from only child status to baby brother. The adoption provided a home for a family of children who had spent most of their lives in and out of foster homes. There are hundreds of children in Florida who are also waiting to find a permanent home.

Adoption task force could overhaul entire system

Families who have adopted children can likely attest to how long and expensive the process can be. One state's lawmakers are going to be very busy this summer trying to create legislation that will overhaul the entire adoption and foster care system. A committee dedicated to this cause was appointed on April 19th and will look into ways to shorten the process of adoption and lower the costs. Although this is not yet taken place in Florida, this could set a precedence for making adoptions easier throughout the U.S.

Florida lawmaker wants to make it easy to open adoption records

In most cases, adoption has always been a private affair. Adoptive parents typically do not know where the kids they adopt come from, and the birth parents usually do not know where their child goes. This was the case for many years, ostensibly to protect both sides of the process. According to one Florida lawmaker, however, this adoption process did not protect the child involved, and he wants to change all that.

Birth Father Fights for Custody of 3 Year Old Lost via Adoption

Adoption and custody cases can be some of the most emotionally charged and difficult ones to ever darken the doors of a courtroom. For most adoption cases, there is a happy ending for all involved. Sadly, however, there are some adoption cases which end up as custody cases. Such is the story of one three-year-old girl, her birth father and her adoptive parents.

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