Miami Adoption Lawyer
Step-Parent & Family Adoption Legal Services in Florida
Adoption is a life-changing process. Step-parents, couples, or single adults can adopt infants, toddlers, older children, and even adults. There are many steps involved in the process, so it is important to have the guidance of an experienced attorney. At Beatriz Zyne, P.A., our adoption lawyer in South Miami is knowledgeable in all aspects and types of adoption. As a lifelong resident of Miami, Beatriz Zyne is invested in her community and its citizens. We take pride in helping our clients and their new family members come together to achieve the dream and satisfaction of creating a new family.
Facts about Adoptions
Anyone may be eligible to adopt, including single adults and those who have never been a parent. There are no age restrictions, income restrictions, or homeowner requirements. Each adoption case is unique, based on the specifics of the individuals involved.
Our firm can provide assistance with adopting:
- Infants, toddlers, or older children
- Children of relatives
- Children with special needs
- Adults wherein they are adopted by another adult
Potential Challenges to Step-Parent Adoption
In step-parent adoptions, you adopt your spouse’s child from a former marriage or relationship. The child’s biological parent is given the opportunity to oppose the adoption if they wish, after which it will be up to the court to decide if the adoption is in the best interests of the child.
If the child’s biological parent opposes the action, the adoption can then become a more complicated process. It may involve the termination of the biological parent’s parental rights, which is a serious decision to be made by the court.
Other types of adoptions may proceed from foster care, through private parties, or through adoption agencies. Beatriz Zyne, P.A. is knowledgeable about and experienced with the requirements for any of these types of adoptions and provides competent and caring legal assistance throughout the process.