Matched/Identified Adoptions

If you are an adoptive family that has already matched with an expectant mother, Florida requires the use of an adoption entity for your adoption. An adoption entity can be a adoption agency licensed by the state or a licensed attorney acting as an intermediary. We highly encourage you to hire an adoption entity as soon as you contemplate your adoption so that you can be advised of the do’s and don’ts immediately. A prospective adoptive family that is not related to the expectant mother must have an approved home study in order to adopt.  In these types of adoptions, the legal proceedings are bifurcating, having one termination of parental rights case and another adoption finalization case. For more information regarding your matched adoption, please contact us today.