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Frequently Asked Questions About Adoption in the State of Florida?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In the state of Florida, adoption is governed by Florida statute Chapter 63. Who Can Adopt Pursuant to Florida Statute? Who may adopt  a child in Florida is controlled by Florida statute 63.042. This includes the following people: An unmarried adult; A husband and wife together; or A married person without the other spouse… Read More »

Step Parent Adoptions in Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Families come in all shapes and sizes these days, and it is not uncommon for a married couple to desire that both parents have legal rights and responsibilities for the children. Here are some examples of families who may wish to consider step parent adoption: A lesbian couple wherein one parent is the birth… Read More »

Florida Takes Steps to Facilitate International Adoptions

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida just took huge steps in helping facilitate international adoptions by jump starting a program to help provide families with medical care before and after they adopt a child, with a focus on providing very specific care for children who are adopted from outside the United States. This will… Read More »

For Many Same-Sex Couples, Adoption Is Still More Difficult

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Many same-sex couples have been hoping to adopt children for years, and recent decisions about the legality of same-sex marriage in the United States have left some hopeful. However, reports of adoption being especially difficult for same-sex couples have been circulating, indicating that discrimination in the field of adoption is, unfortunately, still alive and… Read More »

New Study Highlights Similarities in Child Outcomes between Same-Sex and Different-Sex Parents

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

A new study just released dispels the age-old myth that same-sex couples cannot be good parents by using scientifically-sound principles to break apart some discriminatory theories. Specifically, researchers from top institutions found absolutely no differences with same-sex couples when it came to partner relationships, a child’s emotional and overall health, or parent-child relationships, in… Read More »

2016 Important Facts for Fostering or Adopting In Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Many families in Florida are thinking of fostering or adopting a child, but don’t know how to go about doing so. Here, not only is it important to realize that you do not have to do this alone—that there are experienced adoption attorneys out there available to assist you through the process—but it is… Read More »

Barriers to LGBT Adoptions

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Sadly, for one Florida family, adopting the child they have wanted to welcome into their home since they first met him in 2011 has proven to be difficult, in spite of Florida’s ban on gay adoption being overturned. Although Florida is more progressive on this issue than other states such as Michigan and Texas,… Read More »

The Process of Stepparent Adoption in Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

The state of Florida has a compelling interest in ensuring that children have stable and permanent homes. Stepparent adoption affords stepparents all the same legal rights as biological parents, and can be helpful to families and children where one biological parent has abandoned their parent responsibilities. However, the stepparent adoption process can be complex,… Read More »

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