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    Why Aren’t Teens Adopted?

    Posted on behalf of the firm on September 19, 2014

    We always hear about how difficult the process of adopting can be for potential parents, but what about the children? Perhaps the emotional toll of waiting for a family outweighs the legal hardships – being adopted is a major challenge for aging children in foster care. It’s difficult to wrap your mind around: separated from […]

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    Racism Concerns Stunt Domestic Adoptions

    Posted on behalf of the firm on August 19, 2014

    Florida’s international adoption rates are on the upswing. While it’s welcome news for adoptive parents in Canada, the uptick is more worrisome in America. According to adoption officials, Floridian mothers – citing very real concerns over racism – are placing children up for adoption elsewhere to escape domestic persecution. Reports show a growing number of […]

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    National Adoption Awareness Month

    Posted on behalf of the firm on December 1, 2013

    November was National Adoption Awareness Month, a time to celebrate the joys of adoption. It was also a time to focus on the more than 100,000 children in the United States foster care system waiting to join a loving, permanent family. To commemorate National Adoption Month in Florida, on November 1, the Florida Department of […]

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    Judge Finalizes Cherokee Girl’s Adoption

    Posted on behalf of the firm on August 5, 2013

    In 2009, a South Carolina couple, Matt and Melanie Capobianco, adopted a baby girl whom they named Veronica.  Veronica was a multiracial child, a mixture of Hispanic, Caucasian and a small percentage of Cherokee Indian blood, too.  The couple arranged the adoption with the child’s birth mother well before the baby was born and the […]

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    Tax Credits and Adoption

    Posted on behalf of the firm on September 30, 2012

    Unlike many celebrities seeking international adoptions, one celebrity adopted two children from the United States.  Steven Spielberg, the noted film director, screenwriter and producer, adopted two African-American children from the Los Angeles foster care system and then went on to establish the Children’s Action Network (CAN), a non-profit organization that is dedicated to finding permanent […]

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    Second Parent Adoption in Florida

    Posted on behalf of the firm on August 18, 2012

    When an unmarried parent adopts his or her partner’s biological or adoptive child without eliminating the parental rights of the biological parent, this is considered second parent adoption.  In Florida, second parent adoptions are treated the same as regular adoptions, which means there will be a home study, parental fitness tests, court appearances and plenty […]

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