Helping Parents Complete the Interstate Adoptions Process

In some situations, you might decide you want to adopt a child from another state. While this may seem like a straightforward process, interstate adoptions can be significantly more complicated than adoptions within the State of Florida. For this reason, it is imperative to seek help from an experienced interstate adoption lawyer in Florida at the start of this process.

Interstate Adoption Requirements

Interstate adoptions are regulated by different laws, including the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). The ICPC places responsibilities on both the entity sending the child from one state and the receiving state. Not only does the adoption have to comply with ICPC requirements, but it also must be in line with the adoption laws of the two different states. This can be complicated because each state has its own adoption laws, which can differ significantly.

The right adoption lawyer can communicate with adoption professionals in the other state to ensure everything goes smoothly. The ICPC requires home visits and evaluations, as well as the proper paperwork to be submitted before the child can go to the receiving state with the new adoptive parents.

Interstate adoption is a complicated process, but having proper legal assistance can ensure that all procedures are followed to prevent unnecessary delays or hiccups. We know how important it is for you to bring your new child home, as well as how important it is for a birth parent to know the adoption process will go smoothly.

Discuss Your Situation with an Interstate Adoption Lawyer in Florida

Sometimes, the right adoption placement is in another state. In this situation, a Florida adoption attorney at the law firm of Juliana Gaita, P.A., is ready to help. Contact us today to learn more.