Same Sex Adoption and Surrogacy in South Florida

 

As same sex couples continue gaining the same rights as other couples, there are additional struggles and joys that arise. For same sex couples, the idea of a family still involves the joy of having children, but for many of these couples adoption or surrogacy are the only avenues for achieving this true joy. It has taken 38 years, but in June 2015 the decades-long ban on adoption by same sex couples was officially removed from Florida’s statutes. In the time following this change, couples may not be sure how to handle their excitement, and their fears about the adoption or surrogacy process. At Brodzki Jacobs & Associates, PL, we’re here to help. We specialize in many aspects of LGBT family law in South Florida Our attorneys believe that all families, gay or straight, deserve the opportunity to have children, and we’re here to ease your same sex adoption or surrogacy in South Florida.

Same Sex Adoption and Surrogacy in South Florida

Adoption is a complex process within itself, and occasionally same sex couples can encounter additional complications in the process. Luckily, with the removal of legal restrictions that limited same sex couple rights, many of the hiccups in the process will start to dissipate. Adopting a child or engaging the services of a surrogate to carry a child can be the biggest decision you’ll ever make and the paperwork and processes that go into allowing the adoption to come to fruition can be complex. It’s important to have a knowledgeable legal professional on your side. An attorney from our team at Brodzki Jacobs & Associates, PL can help fight for your success, your partner’s success and your adoptive child’s success throughout the entire adoption process. We’re familiar with the procedures, paperwork and inspections that are often so necessary for an adoption. With our help, you can rest assured that your same sex adoption or surrogacy arrangement in South Florida will go as smoothly as possible.

In some cases, a home study will be necessary. Same sex and opposite sex couples all face a home study in particular instances, and all couples can feel their fair share of anxiety during the process. There’s nothing to worry about, because our team is here to help. During a home study, a social worker will come to your home at a scheduled time to ensure you’ll be providing a safe environment for the child or children. Some things they consider include:

  • Motivation to Adopt
  • Housing Accommodations
  • Enrichment Potential
  • Education & Employment of Parents
  • Personal Safety
  • Background Checks & References

Chances are, your social worker won’t care if there’s a wrinkle in the drapes or a little dust here and there. While it’s important to put forth a quality home presentation, more than anything else it’s important to represent your interest in welcoming a new child into your lives. Our team at Brodzki Jacobs & Associates, PL can help you through this process and any issues which may arise. If you’re ready to take that step to creating a family with children, call our attorneys at (954) 344-7737 to learn how we can help with your same sex adoption and surrogacy in South Florida.

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