If you have chosen to pursue Domestic Adoption you will need to:
- Register with a Licensed Professional in your state who can do an adoption home study. Florida Adoption Law Group, P.A. will make a free referral for you to a provider in your area.
- Arrange for a Home Study to be done. A Home study is a written document that is generated after the social work professional meets with you and is provided required information. This is a required document in adoption placement. Information must be provided and includes but may not be limited to:
Child abuse clearances
Visits to the home
This document is a picture of you as a potential parent. What kind of parent will you be? Are you prepared to parent a child? Some professionals require a psychological examination as part of the home study to determine suitability for placement.
Once the home study is completed a search for a child can begin. Many states allow advertising by adoption professionals. Adoptive parents often turn to the internet themselves to locate an expectant mother. Many matches have been made this way but there have been heartaches also. In some cases an expectant mother has agreed to place with multiple families which has resulted in both emotional and a financial loss to the adoptive parent. Seek the assistance of a trained professional to monitor and evaluate the risk of a particular situation. Professionals in adoption seek to prevent adoption abuse and will assist prospective biological as well as adoptive parents to obtain the most accurate information available.
Florida Adoption Law Group, P.A. has ongoing advertising programs available to you for advertising in the State of Florida. If you are interested please discuss this at the time of your consultation.
If you desire Florida Adoption Law Group, P.A. to create an adoption Plan you will need to have the following documents sent to us and a consultation will be scheduled for you:
Completed Application with attachments
Completed Home Study
3 Family Profiles –Color digital and/or paper