Orlando Adoption Attorneys
At Hancock & Associates, P.A., our Orlando adoption attorneys help individuals, couples and families start and expand their family unit through adoption. There are many children out there that deserve a loving home, and we take pride in helping couples provide that care and stability.
Our Orlando adoption attorneys facilitate all forms of adoption, including:
- Adult Adoptions
- Closed Adoptions
- ICPC Adoptions
- Independent Adoption
- Interstate vs. Intrastate Adoptions
- Placement Adoptions
- Pre-Planned Adoptions
- Same Sex Adoptions
- Termination of Parental Rights Pending Adoption
- Relative Adoption
- Stepparent Adoption
- St. Petersburg Second Parent Adoption
- Tampa Second Parent Adoption
Many times these are joyous occasions, but sometimes the circumstances surrounding the adoption can be difficult. As you focus on the interpersonal situations at play, we will carry the legal burden, ensuring that the child is protected as well as your rights.
If there are known parents in the picture, we will seek out these individuals and complete the needed legal steps to ensure that the adoption continues with as little interruption as possible. For the adoption to be completed, this must include a termination of that parent’s parental rights.
Winter Park Same-Sex Adoption Lawyers – LGBT Adoptions
We work with a significant number of same-sex couples seeking to start a family through adoption. Our firm provides the answers and solutions needed to accomplish these, many times leveraging options like second parent adoptions.
In some cases, it may be wise to pursue a guardianship rather than an adoption. This allows an adult to provide care and decision making for a minor if the parent is unable to do so for a period of time. This can include the parent leaving the country or becoming ill or incapacitated. Unlike adoption, the guardianship is in effect for a period of time, after which the parent is allowed to re-enter the picture and take back parental rights.
Contact Our Experienced Orlando Adoption Attorneys
To arrange an initial consultation to discuss the child you’d like to adopt and the options available, please contact our Orlando adoption attorneys at our Florida, law firm today at 407-894-0853.