Adoption is a blessing that can provide people with a wonderful addition to their family and children with a new environment to grow and prosper. However, it is essential to have an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer walking you through every aspect of the adoption process and minimize the chances of complications hindering the adoption process.
At the Law Offices of John Elias, my practice has been devoted entirely to family law for over 30 years. In that time, I have helped many South Florida families successfully adopt children. Contact me at 954-392-1501 or 305-558-4933 to receive and upfront and honest assessment of your case. I have offices in both Pembroke Pines and Miami Lakes.
Uncontested adoptions occur when the birth parents of the child do not object to you adopting their child or children and are willing to sign a consent form.
Many times, adoptive parents are birth relatives (grandparents, aunts, uncles) or step-parents who want a larger role in providing for the child or children’s well-being. Other times, adoptive parents are individuals who are unable to give birth to children of their own. In either situation, I assist adopting parents in properly completing all legal requirements.
If the birth parent or parents of the child or children cannot be located or are unwilling to provide consent for the adoption, I will assist you in obtaining a termination of parental rights. Termination is warranted in situations where birth parents have abused, neglected or failed to provide for the basic needs of the child or children or where birth parents cannot be found. Contact me to schedule an appointment and discuss my adoption services.