There are various reasons in which someone may choose to seek the adoption of their grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or other relatives. Each relative child adoption situation in inherently different based upon the unique issues surrounding the adoption request.
In the State of Florida, the adoption of a relative is typically less complicated, handled in a shorter period of time, and is less inexpensive. As apposed to a non-relative adoption, the State of Florida the adoption of a relative does not require specific reports, certain recommendations, or favorable home study is required. In addition, relative adoptions do not require background checks or clearances, and a waiting period does not apply.
The shortened and less complicated process for a relative adoption is important in promoting the Florida legislatures intent for children to be afforded a permanent family life that supports it’s preference for placement with relatives, whom a child already has an established relationship with.
As a law firm providing experienced child adoption attorney & lawyer legal services, assisting Lakeland, Tampa, Plant City, Winter Haven, Bartow, and surrounding area residents with the legal process of, or disputing a child of a child who is a relative, or other family law legal issues, we are committed to protecting the legal rights of each and every client, while always striving to provide the highest standard of legal representation.
If you are currently involved in a legal dispute, or considering the process of the adoption of a family related child, make sure your legal rights are protected by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Lakeland child adoption attorney by contacting Gregg S. Kamp, P.A., today by calling (863) 646-3135 or by filling out our online contact form.
A relative for the purpose of a relative adoption is determined to be those that shares the same bloodline, including, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and grandparents, grandchildren, half-brother, half-sisters, and great-grandparents.
In some situations, the step-parent may also be granted to adopt the children of their living or deceased spouse. In this situation consent of living biological parents or family members may need to be granted and confirmed in order to be allowed to seek the adoption of a step-child.
Whatever the reasons may be for seeking the adoption of a child who is related, it should be diligently represented to ensure all aspects of the adoption by a relative process goes smoothly and navigated properly.
When dealing with child adoption by relatives legal issues or disputes, it is important to seek the legal advice and representation of an experienced child adoption attorney as soon as possible, as the longer you wait to obtain legal representation may directly affect your ability to achieve a successful outcome. Contact Gregg S. Kamp, P.A., today by calling (863) 646-3135 or by filling out our online contact form.
We provide professional child adoption attorney services in Lakeland, Tampa, Plant City, Winter Haven, Bartow, and surrounding areas. We urge you to be proactive in protecting your legal rights.