St. Augustine Attorney Handling Adoptions

Each type of adoption has its own specific procedures and standards that need to be followed under Florida Law. Brad McBride is an experienced attorney who can assist you in all aspects of the adoption process.

Dependency Adoption

A Dependency Adoption occurs when the Department of Children and Families has terminated the rights of a child’s biological parents through dependency proceedings, and the child becomes eligible for adoption.

Private Adoption

Private adoptions arise when the biological parents of a child make the decision to place their child with another individual or couple for adoption.

Step-Parent Adoption

Step-Parent Adoptions take place when one biological parent has married a person who is not the biological parent of their child. In this action, the law allows for the termination of a biological parent’s rights and for the subsequent adoption to occur together within the same action.

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