Defending Your Peace of Mind LGBTQ+ Adoption


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In Florida, same-sex couples were banned from adopting children. However, the Florida Court of Appeals declared that the law banning gay and lesbian individuals from adopting was unconstitutional. Then in January 2015, same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide. While we are making progress in granting LGBTQ+ full rights and equality, the laws remain in constant evolution and restructuring, creating legal concerns.

At Virga Law Firm, P.A., we are dedicated to helping LGBTQ+ couples fulfill their dreams of becoming parents. Our Panama City LGBTQ+ adoption lawyers can offer comprehensive legal guidance to help you navigate through the complexities of the law and adoption process.

Understanding your rights is important. Call (800) 822-5170 to speak with our team today.

The Adoption Process For LGBTQ+ Couples

The following are three types of adoptions available for LGBTQ+ couples:

  • Joint adoption by married LGBTQ+ couples - Only married LGBTQ+ are eligible to pursue joint adoption. Unmarried couples are not allowed to adopt in Florida.
  • Single adoption by a LGBTQ+ parent - For those who are not married, but want to be a single parent, in order to go through the adoption process, they may adopt through a private agency or the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). The DCF process entails attending classes, going through interviews, answering questionnaires, and scheduling a home visit. While private agency process is less meticulous, it is more expensive.
  • Second parent adoption - Where one person is allowed to adopt the child of his / her spouse.

100+ years Of Combined Experience On Your Side At All Times

Due to the ever-changing landscape of laws regarding LGBTQ+ individuals and couples, our Panama City family law attorneys can keep you up to date in order to accomplish your adoption endeavors. We are immensely proud to serve the LGBTQ+ communities and our firm is available 24/7 to our clients for any questions or concerns.

Contact our firm and schedule your confidential consultation today.

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